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CHAMBER CONNECT FEATURING FLY SGU

Thursday May 16, 2019

With blue clay and other expansive soils working to undermine the integrity of a section of the St. George Regional Airport (SGU) runway, the airport will be closing from May 29 to September 26, 2019. While crews work at an accelerated pace to repair 5,400 feet of runway, the City of St George Team led by Mayor Jon Pike is working with strategic partners to minimize impacts.

The team has coordinated with SkyWest to add additional flights from Salt Lake City to Cedar City (CDC) during the closure and designed a Public Involvement Plan to inform businesses and citizens during construction of the Runway Improvement Project.

We encourage you to join our team and track our progress by

Following us on facebook at SGU – St George Regional Airport for quick reports and interactions
Signing up for weekly email updates at flySGU.org/closure
We appreciate your patience and look forward to added direct service to Dallas/Fort Worth when we reopen September 26.

Please join us for lunch as Richard Stehmeier talks to us about the upcoming renovations to the airport

About Richard Stehmeier

Richard has been in aviation for more than 30 years. He has worked both sides of the airport, in airfield management and as a pilot. This experience has helped him understand and relate to all types of airport operators. For the past eight years he has been directing the growth of the St. George Regional Airport. During his tenure the airport has grown from one airline to four airlines (Delta, United, American and Allegiant Air) and have flights have grown from four flights a day to 11 round trip daily flights to four major hubs.

He cut his airport director’s teeth in Logan, Utah, for 6 years at the Logan-Cache airport. He guided the development of that airport from a sleepy General Aviation airport to a commercial airport in the first year of his tenure. “That was a serious learning curve,” he said.

In his previous life, before managing airports, Richard spent 12 years in the USAF as an Aerial Port Specialist for the first four years, then as a C-141B Pilot/Instructor Pilot and Command Post Duty Officer.

He has a Business Management degree, with an emphasis in Marketing, from California State University at San Bernardino. He is also an American Association of Airport Executives, Certified Manager. He’s been married to his wife Georgia for 38 years, has five children and 15 grandchildren.

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