Events & Happenings

 Monthly Board Meetings

The next board meeting is January 12, 2018, beginning at 9:30 at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. 

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During the year, (except for July) the MCOA Board of Directors meet monthly.  The monthly meetings are held the second Friday of the Month and normally start at 9:30AM. All members and the public are welcome to attend these meetings.  Special informational meetings to address specific issues are held as necessary at the call of the Chair. Occassionally, the Board holds their monthly meeting at various locations across the state to give communities, local officials, and residents the opportunity to see the Board in action and provide input to MCOA initiatives.  (2017-18 Board Meeting Schedule) In general, meetings are held at the MnDOT Aeronautics Office located at:

222 Plato Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55107

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Meeting minutes are available from the Secretary/Treasurer Mark Hagen, mark@mbedl.com.

Annual MCOA Conference

Each spring, MCOA holds its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the annual Minnesota Airports Conference.  This meeting is combined with the annual educational enrichment program which includes technical and safety presentations, an industry trade show, an awards and recognition program, scholarships are presented, and an exchange of information regarding resolution of issues or problems.  Experts in aviation and aerospace fields from across the nation give the membership an opportunity to learn from their experiences through general assembly presentations, concurrent workshops and open forums.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – The next conference will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), April 18-20, 2018.  Astronaut Rhea Seddon, one of the first female astronauts,  will be one of the keynote speakers this year.  You can find out more about the conference here.

The 2019 conference will be held in Willmar at the Willmar Convention Center (Best Western), April 24-26, 2019.

The 2020 conference will be held in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center, April 29 – May 1, 2020.