Quincy Regional Airport now has a new manager. Aldermen approved hiring Sandra Shore at Monday’s city council meeting. This decision comes after months of debate.
Shore is scheduled to serve a one-year contract starting October 15th.
Aldermen voted 9-5 vote in favor of the Mayor’s appointment.
Shore previously served as airport manager in Lebanon, Missouri.
Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore said he was confident that privatization was not the direction council would decide to go.
"That’s why I just wanted to have the vote for the airport director. We gave them both of the options. Sandra is going to be a great addition to the team," said Moore. "That way we can say on October 15th, we can put the management decision behind us and move on to bigger and better things."
Before the city approved that appointment Monday, they rejected a potential contract with a private firm to manage the airport.
Shore replaces Terrence Ward who stepped down from the airport director position in mid August to return to active duty as a pilot.