Certificate of Excellence Awarded
The mission of Big Bear Airport District is to
serve the Big Bear Valley by providing a safe, efficient, and superior venue
for aviation operations.
Big Bear Airport Dustin Leno, General Manager announced
Wednesday March 15, 2017, the Big Bear
Airport District received the District Transparency Certificate of
Excellence by the Special District
Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to
promote transparency and good governance.
In order to receive the award, a special
district must demonstrate the completion of essential governance transparency
requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members,
properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions
and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.
Located in Big Bear City, California, the Big
Bear Airport District also fulfilled over fifteen website requirements,
including providing readily available information to the public, such as board
agendas, past minutes, current district budget, and the most recent financial
Finally, the District had to demonstrate
outreach best practices to its constituents that engages and informs the public
in its governance and operations.
The Big Bear Airport District is a special
district currently serving the City of Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino, Redlands,
as well as other surrounding communities. In addition, the Airport plays a
major role for the Southern California tourism industry as a four-season resort
area and is committed to serving our community in times of need. When access to
our mountain community is precarious in times of crisis, the airport is the
best option for transportation, logistics and aid for medical support,
firefighting activities and law enforcement missions.
District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) is an independent, non-profit
organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among
California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other
Special Districts are independent public
agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as airports,
water, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito
abatement, ports, libraries, public cemeteries and more. Districts are
established by voters and their funding is approved by voters in order to meet
specific needs through focused service. The Districts can be specially molded
to serve large regions or small neighborhoods depending on the need.
“This award is a testament to Big Bear
Airport District’s commitment to open government,” said Dustin Leno.
entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower
the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight. As an
organization, we strive for excellence and professionalism in everything we