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Advisory Council Member

Melissa Cooper, A.A.E


Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport 

Council Member since 2019

Melissa Cooper, A.A.E, has served as the Manager of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport since March 2017.  Prior to her current position, she was the Field Maintenance at Kansas City International Airport, Deputy Director of the Johnson County Airport Commission serving as the Airport Manager for New Century Air Center and Johnson County Executive Airport and the Assistant Airport Manager at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri.  

Prior to her positions in Airport Management, she worked as a Contractor with the FAA Central Region Runway Safety Program, as a System Controller for Vanguard Airlines, and a scheduler for Executive Beechcraft.  Melissa holds her commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating.  She has a MS degree in aviation safety and a BS degree in aviation technology both from University of Central Missouri.


Melissa Cooper, A.A.E


Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (KMKC)

900 NW Richards Road
Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone: 816-859-7610