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GatewayLogoPRMESA, Ariz. — Town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney was elected as the chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority at the July 15 board meeting. 

City of Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams will serve as vice-chair, Town of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis will serve as secretary, City of Mesa Mayor Alex Finter will serve as treasurer, City of Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco will serve as director, and Gila River Indian Community Lieutenant Governor Stephen R. Lewis will serve as director.

“The Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport serves as an economic driver for the entire East Valley,” said Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney. “The amount of industry and jobs created by the airport is vast and varied, and Queen Creek is proud to be part of all of the exciting advancements being created as a result of the investment in the facility. This is yet another example of neighboring communities working together to benefit all of the residents and businesses in the region.”

The Airport Authority elects the chair and other officers from the six board members on an annual basis. 

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
The Airport Authority is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 37 cities via Allegiant and has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley. For more information, visit


Brian Sexton, C.M.
Public Information Officer
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
5835 South Sossaman Road
Mesa, Arizona 85212-6014
Office:  480-988-7618
Fax:  480-988-2315