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Airport Development

Airport Development assistance is broken into regions, each with representatives to assist you. A list of airports is available in alphabetical order to help locate an Airport Development Representative in your region, see the map below or view this map of Airport Development Regions (PDF, 298 KB).

Airport Developments Regions Map



Kathy Vesely
Phone: 651-234-7193
E-mail: kathy.vesely@state.mn.us


North Region

Matt Lebens
Airport Development Engineer
Phone: 651-234-7243
E-mail: matthew.lebens@state.mn.us

Don Berre
Airport Program Coordinator
Phone: 651-234-7249
E-mail: don.berre@state.mn.us

Central Region

Dan Boerner
Airport Development Engineer
Phone: 651-234-7244
E-mail: dan.boerner@state.mn.us

Jenny Bahneman
Grants Specialist
Phone: 651-234-7240
E-mail: jenny.bahneman@state.mn.us

Bob Burrell
Assistant Engineering Specialist
Phone: 651-234-7223
E-mail: robert.burrell@state.mn.us

South Region

Harris Baker
Airport Development Engineer
Phone: 651-234-7241
E-mail: harris.baker@state.mn.us

Brian Conklin
Assistant Engineering Specialist
Phone: 651-234-7247
E-mail: brian.conklin@state.mn.us

John Giguere
Assistant Engineering Specialist
Phone: 651-234-7245
E-mail: john.giguere@state.mn.us