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New member named to Airport Advisory Commission

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A new member has been approved for the city of Roswell Airport Advisory Commission.

Lawyer Amy Jo Coll will fill the unexpired term for a position vacated by businessman Dane Marley.

The current term expires March 31, 2020.

Coll was recommended by Mayor Dennis Kintigh and approved by a 10-0 vote of the Roswell City Council during its Thursday meeting.

The city received only one application for the position, according to City Clerk Sharon Coll, who said she is related to Amy Coll in that they married into the same family.

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Amy Coll is married to Roswell lawyer Clarke Coll.

Marley, an original member of the five-member commission when it was formed in July 2018, had notified Kintigh of his intention to resign in August.

“I resigned due to just entirely too many commitments,” he said during an August interview. “There was also some confusion about the term limits.”

The resolution passed to form the commission did indicate that two of the initial commission members would serve for one year. Kintigh was voted to the other one-year position. Otherwise, commission members serve two-year terms, the resolution states.

But Coll said during the City Council meeting that the members can serve up to two four-year terms.

Marley said he was unable to continue serving until March 2020 because he and his family have “too many other irons in the fire.”

He said his decision had nothing to with the direction that the commission is taking and added that he is pleased that a group is working to improve the Roswell Air Center, what he called an “underutilized asset” for more than 50 years.

The original 2018 resolution indicates that “Nominees for the Commission shall be persons experienced in the field of aviation, business, economic development, finance, commercial real estate investment or accounting; or possesses other qualifications that are necessary or appropriate for conducting the business of the Roswell Airport Advisory Commission.”

The commission, which meets the third Thursday morning of each month at the Roswell Air Center, provides recommendations and advice to city staff and Roswell city councilors regarding the airport, the airfield and other Air Center properties.

Senior Writer Lisa Dunlap can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 311, or at reporter02@rdrnews.com.

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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.