After more than eight years of service, Mick Galusky, director of the Morgantown Municipal Airport, has decided to retire effective Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Galusky has served in his current role since February 2017. Prior to that, he served for nine months as Interim Director and he served as Deputy Director from 2014 to 2016. During his time as Director, Galusky played a critical role in helping the airport adapt to changes in commercial air carriers and played a key role in ongoing infrastructure improvements.
“Mick has been a valuable asset to the city,” said Brake. “It’s going to be hard to find someone with his work ethic and dedication. I wish him well on his retirement and want to thank him for all he’s done for the airport.”
In the interim, Brake will oversee some of the directorial duties and many of the day-to-day tasks will be spread among key airport staff as city administration works on finding a replacement. While no specific deadline has been set to fill the position permanently, Brake said that he would like to have it filed as soon as possible. The city plans to work with an outside recruiting firm, specializing in aviation recruitment, to help locate qualified candidates for the position.
“We have a great group of people at the airport and I am confident in their abilities to hold the line as we look for a replacement,” said Brake.