Tri-Cities Airport Authority


  • Full Authority Meetings: Bi-Monthly
  • Authority Meetings: Monthly, or as scheduled
  • Tri-Cities  Airport
    2525 Tennessee 75
    Blountville, TN 37617


As an owner of the Tri-Cities Airport, TN/VA (TRI), Bristol has 1 appointment to the Tri-Cities Airport Authority that was created as a joint venture between the members. A 12 member authority representing:

  • Bristol, TN (1 member)
  • Bristol, VA (1 member)
  • Johnson City (3 members)
  • Kingsport (2 members)
  • Sullivan County, TN (2 members)
  • Washington County, TN (3 members)

Membership Information

Members are required to be a city resident at time of appointment and maintain city residency during the entire term of office. This position is filled by City Council, which has established the length of term of appointment at 3 years. If a member of City Council is appointed, the length of the appointment would coincide with their individual term of office.

Board Responsibilities

The Airport Authority oversees the operation and management of the airport.