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Airport Authority

We believe in putting transparency into travel.

That’s why we’ve provided helpful, detailed information about how we operate so you have the latest information about our approach and planning.

Leading the way to a smooth takeoff

The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Rock Island County Board Chairman and the mayors of East Moline, Moline, Milan, Rock Island and Silvis.

Jodi Fisk
Jodi Fisk
Chairman
City of Moline
Kurt Donnelly
Kurt Donnelly
Vice Chair
Rock Island County
Jennifer Radloff
Jennifer Radloff
Secretary
Rock Island County
Jim Jannes
Jim Jannes
Treasurer
City of East Moline
John Malvik
John Malvik
Commissioner
Rock Island County
Richard John
Richard John
Commissioner
City of Rock Island
John McGregor
John McGregor
Commissioner
City of Silvis
Richard Stone
Richard Stone
Commissioner
Village of Milan

Executive Director

Executive Director Benjamin LeischnerBenjamin Leischner, A.A.E., joined the Quad Cities International Airport as the executive director in 2018. During his time at the helm, Leischner created an ambitious roadmap to improve the passenger experience through adding amenities and embarking on a major terminal upgrade, as well as renew the organization’s focus on infrastructure, accountability and taking a more prominent role as an economic engine for the Quad Cities region.

Leischner previously worked for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for 7 years, holding positions of increased levels of responsibility. He most recently served as Airport Operations Manager/Airline Scheduling Manager. He has previous experience with the Port of Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, and DY Consultants. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation management and flight operations from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. Leischner is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) from the American Association of Airport Executives and is a commercial instrument pilot.

D.O.T Emergency Plan

Our Emergency Contingency Plan is in place for your safety as well as quality of service. View the plan in its entirety.

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Public Notices & RFPs

Stay up-to-date with the latest updates and RFPs as we continue our mission.

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Fly Local Alliance

There’s a big benefit to flying local and we’re committed to creating partnerships that further the success of the Quad Cities.

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