Airport Board MEMBERS

Drew Wilkens - President, Airport Committee Member

Monte Van Kooten - Vice President, Airport Committee Member

Chris King - Secretary

Dave Koster - Member

Ben Adolph - Member


2019 Meeting Dates

July 11
August 15
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

January 10
February 14
March 14* (Now March 21)
April 11
May 16
June 13

* Rescheduled from original meeting date.

All regular Whiteside County Airport Board meetings are conducted at the Whiteside County Airport Terminal at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise denoted, posted or published on the Main Terminal Door and will also be made available at for the convenience of the public.  Special meeting dates will be posted on the Main Terminal door and will also be made available at for the convenience of the public.

Board Documents




IDOT Transportation Improvement Program (TIPs)

From IDOT's website
Each year, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) develops the Annual Proposed Airport Improvement Program. It is designed to provide an overview of the airport improvement program, as well as a current listing of all airport projects programmed for the next federal fiscal year in an effort to inform the general public and aid local transportation stakeholders and business partners in specific planning activities.

For Fiscal Year 2018, the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Proposed Airport Improvement Program includes projects at airports throughout the state to ensure continued safe and efficient operations at these facilities, as well as maximizing opportunities for economic development in Illinois. Justified and eligible projects are selected from the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) submittals and evaluated based on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Priority Rating (NPR) and need. The FAA provides the State of Illinois the preliminary federal programming levels annually for programming purposes. The Annual Proposed Airport Improvement Program does not reflect all known airport needs and deficiencies, but primarily those that have been identified by airport sponsors, the FAA, and IDOT, and found to be consistent with IDOT’s goals.

Limited resources require an airport project evaluation system that maximizes available funds while keeping consistent with national, state, and local community needs. In order to make the best use of the limited state and federal airport development funds, the Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) follows a FAA’s National Priority Rating (NPR) system that allows the Department to identify projects that meet present system needs. Current project priorities are:

  • Safety: Projects needed to make the airport facilities safe for aircraft operations.

  • Preservation: Projects to preserve the functional or structural integrity of the airport.

  • Standards: Projects required to bring the airport up to design standards for current aircraft using the facility.

  • Upgrade: Projects required to allow the airport to accommodate larger aircraft which can carry more passengers or cargo.

  • Capacity: Expansion projects required to accommodate more aircraft at peak times.

Following these priorities, the Department is able to assist local communities in providing an environment that meets current state and/or federal safety standards, preserving the existing airport infrastructure, and encouraging economic growth by assisting airport sponsors with new development and expansion projects where a clear and demonstrated need exists.