Members of the county’s Economic and Agricultural Development Committee have approved the appointment of John Black to replace Robert Collier on the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals.
Airport director Richard Crawford praised the decision to add Black to the board.
Crawford said, “John was close to 30 years active duty in the Army as a luitenant colonel. He flew and did two tours in Vietnam. He was actually shot down several times. He also received the Purple Heart. After serving in the military, he worked for the Warren County educational system as the ROTC instructor at the high school. At this time, he flies for a company out at the airport. He has about four or five years with them. I would say he has 15,000 plus flight hours, probably 3,000 or 4,000 of those hours are combat time. So, with his experience, we have decided to bring him on the Board of Zoning and Appeals.”
Members serve on the Airport Board of Zoning Appeals for a four-year term. Presently on the board are Brent Foster, Stevie Glenn, George Smartt and Nestor Stewart.
The recommendation must go before the full Warren County Commission on July 15.
Commissioners on the Economic and Agricultural Development Committee are Les Trotman, Wayne Copeland, Ron Lee, Gary Prater and George Smartt.