Gerald R. Ford International Airport is managed and operated by the Kent
County Department of Aeronautics.
Our mission is to provide safe, secure, efficient, environmentally sensitive, economically self-sustaining and globally infused air transportation facilities responsive to regional needs.
Policy and general oversight of GFIA are the responsibility of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Board, a seven-member body appointed
by the Kent County Board of Commissioners.
GFIA is managed and operated by an Executive Staff comprising the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, a management team representative of the airport's primary functional areas, and a 100+ member Department of Aeronautics staff. The airport is financially self-supporting and receives no funding from property taxes, general funds, or special taxes. Airport operations and improvements generate local net airport revenue, rather than consume valuable tax dollars.
KCDA is composed of four primary divisions: Finance & Administration, including finance, information technology, parking, and administrative support services; Public Safety & Operations, including firefighting, police, and airport operations; Facilities, including building maintenance, airfield maintenance, and engineering; and Marketing & Communications, including air service development, community affairs, and media relations.
Kent County Department of Aeronautics' regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The administrative offices are located on the mezzanine level of the passenger terminal building.