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5/19/23 - Tour of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, Mascoutah, IL

Updated: May 18, 2023

Join the American Planning Association - Illinois State Section Region 5 planners as they tour the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to see numerous major projects that are either near completion or well underway, including MidAmerica Terminal expansion, extension of the MetroLink rail to the main airport terminal, and construction of new Boeing facility on airport property.

A van tour will be followed by planners gathering in the new terminal building for a presentation and Q&A session by airport staff, followed by discussion led by planning staffs from O’Fallon IL and Mascoutah, IL about interesting ways the airport contributes to economic development and population growth while also requiring careful planning of this growth within the airport flight overlay zones.

DATE: May 19, 2023

TIME: 12:30 - 3:00


LOCATION: MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, 9656 Air Terminal Dr., Mascoutah, IL 62258

PARKING: We expect the mobile workshop to be less than 3 hours but just in case it runs over, parking fees are: 0-3 Hours (FREE), 3-6 Hours ($8.00), 6-24 Hours ($9.00)

BRING: a drivers license or other form of ID


This mobile workshop is being offered in conjunction with the 2023 APA-ISS Spring Conference. Conference registration is not required but we do need you to RSVP. All are welcome!

map of MidAmerica St Louis Airport terminal
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  • 12:30 pm: Meet in front of the Ticket Counter in the Main (original) Terminal building.

  • 1:00 pm: Depart for airport tour. We are stopping to talk about the new Boeing facility on airport property, the extension of the MetroLink light rail facility from the Scott Air Force Base side of the airport over to the “civilian” side (first extension of the MetroLink system in IL in 20+ years), and a walk through tour of the new Terminal building now under construction.

  • 2:00 pm: We will meet in a conference room in the new terminal building to hear presentations from Bryan Johnson, Airport Director and Dan Trapp, Airport Engineer and Planner. This will be followed by presentations / discussion with planning staffs from O’Fallon IL and Mascoutah IL on the benefits and challenges of planning around the airport.

  • ~3:00 pm: Happy Hour at a location TBD.


  • Bryan Johnson, AAE is the Airport Director at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Bryan is skilled in Airport Management, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Compliance, Operations, and Property / Lease Negotiations. Strong Professional, Accredited Airport Executive (AAE), and is a Commercial Pilot with an MPA from the University of Nebraska.

  • Dan Trapp, PE is the Director of Engineering and Planning at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and has worked at the airport since 2007. He graduated with a bachelor's in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a master's in Civil Engineering from Bradley University.

  • Justin Randall, AICP serves as the Director of Community Development for the City of O’Fallon, Illinois. Mr. Randall has been in the planning field nearly 17 years, beginning his career in Jefferson County, Missouri. Mr. Randall serves as the Past President of the St. Louis Metro Section and an active member of MOAPA and ILAPA and joined the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2014. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana State University (’13) and a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development from Ball State University (’06).

  • Kari Speir is currently the Assistant City Manager for the City of Mascoutah, IL. During her 24+ years with the City of Mascoutah, she has worked in various capacities: Finance/Executive Assistant, City Clerk, and Assistant City Manager. Her duties as Assistant City Manager include managing and overseeing the City's planning, zoning, and economic development operation. Ms. Speir has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from University of Phoenix.


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