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Republic Airport Commission

Republic Airport Commission

7150 Republic Airport, Room 216

East Farmingdale, NY 11735

Ph:  631-752-7707 x6109


The Republic Airport Commission (RAC) was created in 1982 as part of the Transportation Law, Article 15, Section 402. The Republic Airport Commission is an advisory council to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) with respect to the administration and management of the Republic Airport facilities and its surrounding areas. The Commission provides advice on projects to be undertaken at the airport.

The Commission is composed of nine members of the community who are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the New York Senate. A designee of the Commissioner of the NYSDOT is also a member. The Commission can advise DOT on:

·         Identification of future capital needs

·         Financing future capital needs

·         Examination of financing means for the economic development of the area around the airport

·         Identification and implementation of ways of working with the local community

·         Identification of non-aviation uses and purposes for the airport

The Commission within one year of its creation conducted a study on ‘Payments in Lieu of Taxes’ (PILOT).  Click here to view the report.

The Commission members are volunteers who represent the areas around Republic Airport.  Members shall not receive a salary or other compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.  There have been no expenses, nor are there any expenses anticipated for the upcoming year.

The Commission members are volunteers who represent the areas around Republic Airport. The current members are:

Frank Nocerino
Frank Nocerino, Chairman

Stella Barbera
Stella Barbera

Robert W. Bodenmiller
Robert W. Bodenmiller

Richard Grant
Richard Grant

Vincent Bologna, Jr.
Vincent Bologna, Jr.  Vice-Chairman





Click here for Commission Member Qualifications, Terms,  and Vacancies.

The Commission's regularly scheduled meetings are held six times a year. There may be other meetings scheduled as needed and are held for airport activities.


Sample RAC Agenda

Republic Airport Commission Past Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Republic Airport Commission Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 7:00 pm and take place at 7150 Republic Airport, Room 201, East Farmingdale NY 11735.  Meeting dates are subject to change. For information, call 631-752-7707 x6109, or email

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Wednesday, December 11, 2024