Foothills Regional Airport Authority


  • Noon
  • Last Wednesday of every month
  • Airport
    3566 Morganton Lenoir Airport Avenue
    Morganton, NC28655
  • The public is invited.


  • Wayne Abele, Burke County
    Term Expires December 2018
  • Jeff Branch, Caldwell County
    Term Expires January 2018
  • Joe GibbonsChair, City of Lenoir
    Term Expires October 2018
  • Dennis Pearson, Burke County Representative
    Term Expires January 2019
  • Bob Pruett, City of Morganton Representative
  • Sidney SimmonsCity of Morganton
    Term Expires December 2017
  • Bruce Roberts, Caldwell County Representative
    Term Expires April 2019
  • Charles Thomas, City of Lenoir
    Term Expires April 2018


The authority consists of City Council and County Commission members from the cities of Lenoir and Morganton and Burke and Caldwell counties. Each of those governing bodies appoint a non-elected citizen to the board.

About the Authority

The Foothills Regional Airport Authority oversees the operation of the Foothills Regional Airport. Foothills Regional Airport is located on NC-18, between Lenoir and Morganton, North Carolina. The airport is less than an hour's drive from Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Boone. The cities of Lenoir and Morganton and Burke and Caldwell counties help fund the airport. Visit the airport's website.