Devon Brubaker, A.A.E.AIRPORT DIRECTOR
Devon Brubaker is originally from Lancaster County, PA and brings over 18 years of Airport Management experience to SWRA. He is an Accredited Airport Executive by the American Association of Airport Executives. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Dubuque and a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He joined Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport in May 2015. He was named the Wyoming Airports Coalition Airport Executive of the Year in 2017 and 2021. Devon is a graduate of the Leadership Wyoming Class of 2022. Devon serves the community and industry in several capacities beyond his duties to the Airport. He currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the NW Chapter of AAAE, Vice-President of the Wyoming Airports Coalition, President of the Ray Lovato Recycling Center, Chairman of the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition, Vice-Chair of the AAAE Finance & Administration Committee, and Chair of the Wyoming Airports Coalition Legislative Affairs Committee.
Shannon Lucero, C.M.AIRPORT OPERATIONS & BUSINESS MANAGER
Shannon Lucero is originally from Salt Lake City and has over 11 years of Airport Administration experience here. She serves as the Airport Director in Devon’s absence and is responsible for financial reporting, accounting, grants administration, and human resources for the airport. She joined the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport in April 2011 and became a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives in November 2017.
Our Board of Directors
The Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport Board is a Joint Powers Board comprised of local leaders appointed by the City of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County. Three board members are appointed by the Sweetwater County Board of Commissioners and two are appointed by the City of Rock Springs Council. Members serve five-year terms and are eligible for up to two full terms.
Board Meetings are generally the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. These meetings are held in the Airport Administration Office Conference Room in the Commercial Terminal unless otherwise noted.
Note: During the Commercial Terminal Modernization Project, meetings may be held at Sweetwater Aviation.
2023 Meeting Schedule
January 16, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 10, 2023
June 14, 2023
July 12, 2023
August 9, 2023
September 13, 2023
October 11, 2023
November 18, 2023
December 13, 2023
Chief James WamsleyCHAIRMAN
Appointed by City of Rock Springs
Member Since: 2013
Term Expires: 6/30/2027
Dr. Peter JensenVICE-CHAIRMAN
Appointed by Sweetwater County
Member Since: 2017
Term Expires: 6/30/2024
Mr. Matt McBurnettSECRETARY/TREASURER
Appointed by the City of Rock Springs
Member Since: 2021
Term Expires: 6/30/2026
Mr. Pete RustBOARD MEMBER
Appointed by Sweetwater County
Member Since: 2018
Term Expires: 6/30/2025
Mr. Sean ValentineBOARD MEMBER
Appointed by the Sweetwater County
Member Since: 2022
Term Expires: 6/30/2028
Disadvantaged & Minority Businesses
Serving one of Wyoming’s most diverse regions. The Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport Board hereby announces its proposed Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) participation goal of 1.84% for operating-funded contracts/agreements.
Frequently Asked Questions
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RECORD PASSENGER GROWTH THROUGH JULY
ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS ADDED TO ACCOMMODATE HOLIDAY TRAVEL
While it’s not quite Kitty Hawk, the role of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County in the story of aviation in America is surprisingly significant.
Brief aviation history in Sweetwater County
World War I and the decades after were an exciting time in aviation. In 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh made a meteoric rise to fame with his non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic. Amelia Earhart, the most famous female aviator of the era, stopped at the Rock Springs airport in 1932 during a transcontinental flight in a gyroplane.
As the nation grew understandably and increasingly fascinated with flying, Sweetwater County was no exception. Rudy Stefoin, John Gosar and Leonard Hay all owned and flew planes in the area. Curly Powell ran a flight charter service out of Sweetwater County. This region saw the growth of air races and the arrival of the first airmail service.
Reducing costs with one of Wyoming’s most plentiful resources. Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport was the first and continues to be the only airport in Wyoming using the power of the sun to reduce emissions and expenses.
In 2017 Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Program awarded the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport a grant to cover 85% of the cost of our new 25 kW solar farm. This solar farm is expected to produce 60% of the electric demand of the airport’s new General Aviation Terminal & Hangar Complex, Airport Fire House and General Aviation Aircraft Apron and Vehicle Parking area lighting.
The project was completed in early 2018 by Creative Energies of Lander, WY. You can monitor the energy production and usage through the link above. We would like to thank all of RMP’s Blue Sky Customers who have helped make this project successful.
For those who love to crunch numbers.
Check out Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport’s passenger and air cargo statistics.