Van Zant appoints airport commissioner |

Van Zant appoints airport commissioner

District 1 Supervisor Peter Van Zant appointed an airport commissioner Tuesday.

Gary Peterson, whose appointment is effective immediately, has served previously as manager at the Nevada County Airport. He replaced former District 1 Commissioner William Rorden, who retired after 20 years of service.

Peterson has managed two general aviation airports in San Mateo County, as well.

He is credited for several achievements during his stint as manager in Nevada County from 2001 to 2003, including the first balanced budgets in more than 10 years and the development of new airport business plans, fuel management programs, staff procedures and business operating standards.

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