May 22, 2015
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City Government

City Manager 2015 Budget Message to City Council

The City Manager has submitted the 2015 Annual Budget for our City. The adopted budget reflects the Council's goals and community priorities. See the City Manager's Budget Message.

Airway Heights Council-Manager Form of Government

The citizens of Airway Heights voted to approve the change from a Mayor-Council form of government to a Council-Manager form of government in November 2000. 

Under this new form of Government, the Mayor presides at meetings of the City Council. In addition to the Powers conferred upon him as Mayor, he continues to have the rights, privileges and immunities of a member of City Council.

The Mayor is recognized as the head of the City for ceremonial purposes and by the Governor for purposes of military law and has no regular administrative duties.

City Manager: Albert Tripp

Albert Tripp was appointed to the position of City Manager June 2008.  As Public Works Director for three years, he has been instrumental in implementation of several major initiatives.

Mr. Tripp earned his masterís degree in public administration and urban & regional planning from Eastern Washington University.  Mr. Tripp and his wife live with their two children, Siri and Elisabeth, in Airway Heights.


City Attorney:  Stanley Schwartz 

Stanley M. Schwartz obtained his BA from the University of Denver and his law degree in 1984 from Gonzaga University School of Law.  He is a principal of Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, P.S. and licensed in Washington and Idaho.  Mr. Schwartz is the contract City Attorney for the City of Airway Heights.  His transactional and litigation practice relates to engineering and construction services, capital programs, real estate, finance, economic and community development, zoning and planning, environmental programs, wastewater management and transportation.   Mr. Schwartz has represented the City of Airway Heights since 2000 and was involved in the transition from the Mayor-Council to Council-Manager form of government. 



Stanley Schwartz

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