Darke County Airport manager submits resignation


By Erik Martin - [email protected]



DARKE COUNTY — During its Monday regular session, the Darke County Board of Commissioners accepted a letter of resignation from Darke County Airport Manager David Spillers.

The resignation, submitted to the board February 10, becomes effective March 31, 2017. Spillers has served as the airport’s manager for approximately 23 years.

“I’m glad he’s able to retire,” said Commissioner Mike Rhoades. “He’s looking forward to his retirement and we don’t want to stand in his way.”

Contacted by The Daily Advocate, Spillers declined to comment on the reasons for his resignation.

The board also accepted the reappointment of two members of the Airport Advisory Board — Monty Stump and Ken Timmerman — to serve three-year terms, from January 2017 to December 2019. Both are long-serving members of the board. The board currently has five members and one commissioner.

The Darke County Commissioners will meet with the Airport Advisory Board February 27 to discuss its thoughts on a replacement for Spillers.

Although Commissioner Mike Stegall said it would be “ideal” to have someone ready to move into the role before Spillers leaves, County Business Administrator John Cook said the airport could have a manager appointed to fill in on a temporary basis if needed.

By Erik Martin

[email protected]

The writer may be reached at 937-569-4314. Join the conversation and get updates on Facebook search Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com

The writer may be reached at 937-569-4314. Join the conversation and get updates on Facebook search Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com

comments powered by Disqus