Heber City Mayor and City Council Agree to Hire from Within
Heber City, Utah – Heber City is excited to announce the hiring of Travis Biggs as the new Heber Valley Airport (HCR) manager. Mayor Kelleen Potter and the Heber City Council sought out the best person to move the airport forward during this period of growth and change. After careful consideration, Mayor Potter – with the advice and consent of City Council – determined that Assistant Airport Manager Biggs was the top candidate for the position.
With the process of updating the Airport Master Plan starting soon, it is imperative for the next airport manager to have the necessary experience, credentials and qualifications to guide the Heber Valley Airport into the future.. Biggs, the assistant airport manager for the past four years, brings an impressive background in aviation to the airport manager position. In addition to being a business owner for five years, Biggs has his private pilot’s license, teaches aviation at Utah Valley University (UVU) and is a member of the UVU aviation board of directors.
Biggs received a bachelor’s in airport management from UVU, a master’s in public administration from Brigham Young University (BYU) and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
During the hiring process, Biggs received endorsements from not only Denis Godfrey, the outgoing airport manager, but also from Heber Valley Airport Advisory Board Chairman Mike Duggins and Heber City Manager Matthew Brower. In his time as the assistant airport manager, Biggs gained the experience and knowledge necessary to serve as the Heber Valley Airport manager. His extensive aviation experience, demonstrated competence and familiarity with the Heber Valley Airport all indicate that Biggs will be a successful manager for years to come.
As airport manager, Biggs will oversee the operation of the airport to ensure compliance with FAA and other federal regulations, as well as Utah Department of Transportation (Division of Aeronautics) regulations and Heber City ordinances. He also will be responsible for administering the updated Airport Master Plan, managing the airport’s budget and overseeing everyday airport operations.