Metropolitan Airports Commission
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is a public corporation created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1943 to plan and coordinate aviation services in the Twin Cities area. MAC operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and six general aviation airports. A 15-member board of commissioners governs the MAC. The Chair and 12 members are appointed by the Governor and the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul each appoint one person. The policy direction given by the MAC is carried out by the commission's senior leadership and staff. The work of MAC is funded through rent and fees collected by the airports, and by user fees paid by travelers.
The Commission typically meets once a month at MSP Airport. There are also subcommittees which take a closer look at issues of planning, the environment, finance and management. The public may attend these meetings but needs to follow a few steps to get into the secured area. You can also watch the regularly scheduled meeting as they are live-streamed, or later on video.
To attend a meeting:
Park in the short term parking ramp at Terminal 1. Parking is free but you must pull a ticket and bring it to the meeting for validation.Go to the Information Booth of Level T (where people access transportation options) and present a government-issued photo ID (driver's license) to the staff. They will prepare a security pass for you and can instruct you regarding which checkpoint to use. Often, you will use the checkpoint for airport employees.
At the checkpoint, you will go through security and will be asked to show your ID and pass.
Once through security, from the airport mall area, go towards the entrance to Concourse F. There, you will see stairs and an elevator near Delta Airlines Sky Club. Proceed to go up to the mezzanine level for the Airport Conference Center.
Once at the conference center, locate the office to obtain parking validation.
For more information, call MAC at: 612-726-5555
Last updated Apr 15, 2016