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Airport Administration

We love southwest Wyoming. Our airport director says living and working in this part of the country ideal. If you see one of us in the terminal, please say hello. We like to learn more about the people who fly in and out of this airport.

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Devon Brubaker, A.A.E.
AIRPORT DIRECTOR
Devon Brubaker is originally from Lancaster County, PA and brings over 14 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 and was named the Wyoming Airport Operators Association Airport Manager of the Year in 2017.
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Shannon Lucero, C.M.
AIRPORT OPERATIONS & BUSINESS MANAGER
Shannon Lucero is originally from Salt Lake City and has over 8 years of Airport Administration experience here. She serves as the Airport Manager 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.
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Chief James Wamsley
CHAIRMAN

Appointed by Sweetwater County
Member Since: 2013
Term Expires: 6/30/2023

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Mr. Bret Pizzato
VICE-CHAIRMAN

Appointed by the City of Rock Springs
Member Since: 2016
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

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Dr. Peter Jensen
SECRETARY/TREASURER

Appointed by Sweetwater County
Member Since: 2017
Term Expires: 6/30/2024

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Mr. Matt McBurnett
BOARD MEMBER

Appointed by the City of Rock Springs
Member Since: 2021
Term Expires: 6/30/2024

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Mr. Pete Rust
BOARD MEMBER

Appointed by Sweetwater County
Member Since: 2018
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Latest Board Meeting agenda
Agenda

Disadvantaged & Minority Businesses

Serving one of Wyoming’s most diverse regions. The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 0.35% for FAA-funded contracts/agreements. The proposed goal pertains to federal fiscal years 2021 through 2023. If you have any questions, please contact our airport director.

Devon Brubaker, A.A.E.

Economic Impact

Every dollar invested returns many fold. Some people are surprised how even our small state relies on aviation and aviation infrastructure. Every package delivered, every new business that locates here, every forest fire battled and health emergency met, requires aviation. Watch this video to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to the questions we hear most.

If you don’t see your question here, just call or send us an email. Or fill out your question below.

Airport history

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.

Sustainability

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.

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Statistics

For those who love to crunch numbers.

Check out Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport’s passenger and air cargo statistics.