As an owner of the Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA (TRI), Bristol has 1 appointment to the Tri-City Airport Board that was created as a joint venture between the members. A 12 member commission representing:
Bristol, TN (1 member)
Bristol, VA (1 member)
Johnson City (3 members)
Kingsport (2 members)
Sullivan County, TN (2 members)
Washington County, TN (3 members)
Members are required to be a city resident at time of appointment and maintain city residency during the entire term of office. This position is filled by City Council, which has established the length of term of appointment at 3 years. If a member of City Council is appointed, the length of the appointment would coincide with their individual term of office. The City Manager has been appointed as the alternate member to the board (Resolution Number 05-26).
The Airport Commission oversees the operation and management of the airport.