In 2011, the city of Lewiston and Nez Perce County, the airport’s co-owners, established the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport Authority and a governing Board of Commissioners to administer airport operations and property. The Board has five members—two appointed by the city, two by the county and a fifth selected by the other four.
A lifelong resident of Lewiston, Idaho, William McCann graduated from the University of Idaho law school in 1964 and established a successful private practice in his hometown. Today, he’s also an accomplished rancher, an experienced land developer, and the recipient of countless awards for community service in organizations ranging from the Chamber of Commerce to the Jaycees. Bill has served 11 years on the Airport Advisory Authority Board. He’s a private pilot and a founding member and past president of the Lewis-Clark Air Festival, Inc.
Richard (Jim) Finley, originally from Pennsylvania, has an AA in Math and Science from the Harrisburg Area Community College and then received a BS in Forest Science and continued graduate work in Epidemiology with The Pennsylvania State University. He was a faculty research member at Penn State for 10 years and later for The University of Nevada – Reno. He has served numerous community and national organizations at various levels of leadership. He is a private pilot with an instrument rating and is the current Commander of the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Air Posse.
Pat Nuxoll was born and raised in Green Creek, Idaho. He left to serve in the U.S. Army, returning home later to enroll in college. Pat graduated from the University of Idaho in 1972, then moved to Lewiston where he attained his Certified Public Accountant designation and served for many years with the firm of Presnell Gage. Prior to retirement in June 2010, he was affiliated with several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Idaho Society of Certified Public Accounts. He also served on the Idaho State Board of Accountancy. Pat has been an integral member of numerous community organizations including the Roundup Association, Jaycees, and the Valley Boys and Girls Club. Pat is also a founding member of the Lewis-Clark Air Festival, Inc.
Originally from Asotin, Washington, Verl Long graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Engineering. He has served as a unit commander in the National Guard, and is a licensed Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor in Idaho and Washington. His career took him to the Seattle area for many years where he became a private pilot. He returned to the Lewis-Clark Valley in 1995; he’s a past commander of the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Air Posse and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
Emmett McCormick, originally from Western Washington, started flying as a hobby when he lived in the Seattle area. He then earned his instrument, commercial, multi-engine, and flight instructor ratings, served as a flight instructor in Seattle for a couple years, then landed in the pilot’s seat flying for a Denver based airline. Emmett moved to the Lewiston area after retiring as an airline pilot. He earned his B.S. in Software Engineering and is now a Development Manager at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. He also serves as an independent flight instructor and is involved with a variety of local and national organizations.