It’s official; On Tuesday, Aug. 21 the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to formally appoint Cody Roggatz, currently the Transportation Director for the City of Aberdeen, South Dakota, as the county’s first-ever Director of Aviation. Roggatz is set to begin serving on Monday, September 24.
Roggatz’s appointment will coincide with the creation of the county’s first Department of Aviation. The Public Works Department currently houses Aviation as one of its six divisions. However, county staff will bring an agenda item to the Board later this month that will allow Aviation to become its own department, giving the new department more autonomy as well as a direct reporting relationship to the Board for its director.
Roggatz has more than 13 years of experience in the aviation industry. He has worked on a wide variety of capital improvement projects at previous airports he has served, including: Runway, Taxiway, Apron, Drainage and Equipment Improvement Projects.