The Monroe County Airport Authority (MCAA) is a public benefit corporation that was created to finance, construct, develop, operate and maintain aviation and other related facilities and services with the County of Monroe and is included in the reporting entity of the County. The Authority is organized under the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. The oversight body is the Authority board. All appointments by the County Executive shall be confirmed by a majority vote of the County Legislature. Airport Director Andrew Moore serves as the Administrative Director. The Chairperson, James G. Vazzana is appointed by the County Executive. The County's Director of Finance serves as Treasurer of the Authority and the County Attorney serves as the Secretary of the Authority. The Authority leases the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) from the County and operates under the terms of a trust indenture dated Sept. 15, 1989, as amended.
The mission of the Monroe County Airport Authority is to ensure that the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport provides safe, efficient and economical air transportation for the traveling public and promotes economic development, trade and tourism throughout the Greater Rochester area.
The Authority will continue to optimize the use of airport facilities in order to enhance and expand business development and to foster economic growth in our region.
All MCAA Board members are appointed by the Monroe County Executive. All members are volunteers and receive no compensation. Click the links below for bios.
*According to the MCAA Enabling Statute §2753-2: ..."all members shall continue to hold office until their successors are appointed and qualify."
Hon. Howard Maffucci, Chair
John J. Perrone, Jr., Chair
Charles Henry Stuart
Hon. Steve Brew
Charles Henry Stuart, Chair
James G. Vazzana, Esq.
All MCAA Board Meetings begin at Noon in the Monroe County Airport Authority Board Room located in Airport Administration. Meeting dates & times are subject to change, please refer to the website for updated information.
|January 17, 2024
|March 20, 2024*
|May 15, 2024
|July 17, 2024
|September 18, 2024
|November 17, 2024
*Annual Meeting & Regular Meeting
** Meeting Cancelled
Monroe County Airport Authority provides a reporting hotline for employees to anonymously report any of the following incidents:
ANONYMOUS REPORTING HOTLINE
All calls are confidential and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.
Submit Report at ww.lighthouse-services.com
Login: Monroe, Password: complaint
What is the purpose of the Monroe County Airport Authority (MCAA)?
The Monroe County Airport Authority (the Authority) is a public benefit corporation that was created to finance, construct, develop, operate and maintain aviation and other related facilities and services within the County of Monroe (the County).
When was the Authority created and by who?
The Authority is organized under the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York and was created during County Executive Tom Frey’s administration. The original lease and operating agreement was signed September 15, 1989.
Does the Authority own the Airport?
The Authority leases the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) from the County and operates under the terms of a lease and operating agreement.
What is the purpose?
The Authorities primary responsibility is to promote economic development, maintain safe, secure, efficient and economical air transportation within the County for the benefit of the community, the surrounding region and the air transportation industry.
Are my tax dollars paying for airport operations and renovations?
No. Since the creation of the Authority not one single local tax dollar goes to airport operations or capital improvements. The airport is 100% self-sufficient.
How is the Airport Operations paid for?
The airport generates airline revenue from usage fees and non-airline revenue through parking, advertising and concession fees. This revenue pays for all Airport Operations including salaries, snow removal and all operating services.
How are the Airport Capital Improvements paid for then?
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants and Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) along with State Aid are the major sources of revenue to pay for capital improvements. If the FAA grants and State Aid are not used at GRIA, the money will be allocated to other airports. The FAA regulated PFC’s are collected from passengers by the airlines and remitted to the airport to pay for approved capital improvements.
Are Authority Board Members paid?
No. Board members volunteer their time to serve on the Authority they are not paid nor compensated in any way.
Who is on the Airport Authority Board?
The board consists of seven members. Current board members are listed on the Monroe County website (www.monroecounty.gov) under Airport Information. Board members are selected for their professional experience, knowledge and interest in the aviation industry. They are appointed by the Monroe County Legislature upon recommendation from the County Executive, majority and minority leaders of the Legislature.
How often are Board Meetings held?
Authority Board Meetings are normally held every other month.
Are the meetings open to the public?
Yes. Board Meetings are open for public attendance.
How are issues brought to the Authority?
Airport Issues are brought to the Authority by Board members, the Administrative Director, Secretary, Treasurer, airport staff or public inquiry via correspondence, public hearings or the Airports website.
A Title VI complaint form can be obtained from Monroe County Department of Human Services, 111 Westfall Rd., Room 754A, Rochester, New York 14620 or by clicking the link below.
In addition to the complaint process at Monroe County, complaints may be filed directly with the:
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of Civil Rights, ACR-1
800 Independence Avenue, D.C. 20591
Complaints must be filed within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence and should contain as much detailed information about the alleged discrimination as possible.
The form must be signed and dated, and include your contact information.
Contact Ms. Cheryl Hayward, Title VI Coordinator, (585) 753-2407 with questions.
NOTE: If information is needed in another language or an interpreter is needed, contact Monroe County Department of Human Resources, by phone at 585 753-1700 or in person at Room 210, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614-1471 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.