2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Naples Airport Authority. In 1969, the Florida State Legislature created the City of Naples Airport Authority as an independent governmental unit charged with the operation, development and improvement of the Naples Airport. The Authority was created at the behest of the Naples City Council, which appoints community volunteers to serve four-year terms.
The Authority has no taxing powers with which to raise revenues. All funds used for its operation, maintenance and improvements come from activities on the airport or from grants awarded by federal and state agencies. Since the Authority’s formation, the Naples Airport has operated in the “black”, making it a model for efficient government fiscal management and accountability.
The Authority’s primary goal is to ensure that it fulfills its objectives on an ongoing basis and operates in a safe and efficient manner.