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The City of Chico Appoints Thomas Bahr as Airport Manager

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May 3, 2021

CHICO, CA – The City of Chico has named Thomas Bahr as Airport Manager for the Chico Municipal Airport (CIC). In this role, Mr. Bahr will be responsible for managing and directing airport operations, maintenance, construction, economic development, marketing, and long-term planning activities for CIC. He began his new position on April 12, 2021.

Mr. Bahr brings more than 11 years of aviation and airport experience to this position, including 11 years as a pilot.

Mr. Bahr most recently worked for the City of Show Low in Arizona, where he served as Airport Manager. Previously, he was the Adjunct Professor of Aviation for Utah Valley University. He has also worked for Diamond Flight Center in Utah.

Mr. Bahr earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southern Utah University and a master’s degree in Aviation Management from the University of Nebraska. He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Arizona Airports Association. He is also a certified commercial pilot and an advance pilot ground instructor.

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