The success of the new Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Master Plan requires strategic and proactive stakeholder involvement. Input made by the stakeholders will be critical in establishing planning goals and evaluation criteria for proposed development. These goals will help to drive and define measurable criteria to be used through the planning process for the Airport.
To effectively engage the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) stakeholders, the planning process will be driven by the following principles, that will guide all stakeholder involvement:
- Clear Communication
- Informed Outcomes
“Stakeholders” consist of individual citizens, elected officials, city departments, state and federal agencies, airport users and tenants, special interest groups and others. The purpose of having a variety of stakeholders is that they can provide critical information that will help to guide the planning process, as well as provide feedback that the project team would otherwise not have access to.
Stakeholder Working Group (SWG)
The Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) will provide the overall strategic guidance throughout the planning process. The SWG consists of aviation and non-aviation constituents selected by the Airport to provide individual perspectives and opinions during key project mile stones. The FAA as well as Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be invited to participate as well, in the interest of promoting member dialogue. These individuals will provide a long-term focus on the outcomes of the Master Plan. The SWG will meet four times to provide strategic guidance and input on the information gathered during the Plan process.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) consists of individuals who have an extensive understanding of the Airport and can provide direction pertaining to specific technical matters during the planning process. TAC members are expected to provide more detailed individual perspective and provide feedback at key milestones due to their familiarity with the Airport. The Airport is to coordinate with the TAC members and will disseminate meeting invitations and materials, as well as handle meeting logistics. The TAC will review the working papers and provide feedback to the Airport and Consultant. A presentation (PDF or PowerPoint) will be prepared by the Consultant that will present the key discussion topics of the working papers to TAC.
Airport Master Plan Open House Meetings
Two public information meetings are expected throughout this master planning process. The intent of these meetings are to disseminate information about the Master Plan and give the public an opportunity to learn about what is being planned at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and provide comments.