A person wearing glasses and a suitDescription automatically generated with medium confidenceJoin us Tuesday, April 26th to hear from Blaine Peterson. Blaine Peterson is currently the Airport Manager for the Flying Cloud and Airlake (Lakeville) airports. Mr. Peterson was hired by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in November of 2019, just prior to the COVID Pandemic. Prior to being hired by the MAC, Blaine was the Operations Director of the Duluth Airport Authority from November 2012 to November 2019.  His efforts focused on the airfield maintenance, airport master plan update, local zoning, and airport strategic planning as well as three phases of the main runway reconstruction. Mr. Peterson has been an Ex-Officio Board member of the Duluth Airshow from 2013 through 2019. The Duluth Airshow has won the ICAS Pinnacle Award from 2014 through 2018 under his leadership. Prior to his appointment as Operations Director, Blaine held the position within the Duluth Airport Authority as Facility Manager. In addition to his regular job, active participation in community affairs is a strong interest and focus for him. Mr. Peterson was selected for the 2013 Blandin Community Leadership Program, a regional program designed to develop future leaders. As a result, he was solicited to lead the facilities planning team for a school referendum.