Holden Elected President for Coming Year in Unanimous Vote

Lombardo Named Vice President, Povilaitis Assumes Secretary Post

BURBANK, Calif., July 2, 2001 — Following his nomination by newly appointed Burbank Commissioner Bill Wiggins, Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden was elected president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for the coming year at the Authority’s regular commission meeting today.  Holden succeeds Glendale Commissioner Carl Meseck, who served two terms as president.

The nine-member board voted 9-0 for Holden to lead the body and by the same vote elected Burbank Commissioner Charles Lombardo vice president and Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis secretary.  The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

Holden praised Meseck’s leadership over the past two years and voiced optimism that elements of agreement that were achieved with the City of Burbank would lead to further progress.

“I am looking forward to working with all of you.  We have a lot of work to do, and I think that collectively we have a good combination of commissioners to accomplish our goals,” he said as he accepted the gavel.

Holden, a city councilman and former mayor of Pasadena, has been a commissioner since 1993 and has previously served as vice president and secretary.  Lombardo was first appointed to the Authority in 1998 and served as secretary for the past two years.  Povilaitis was appointed to the Authority in 1999.