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Craddock Selected to Lead Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

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06 Jul 2023

(North Bend, OR) – The Coos County Airport District (CCAD) Board of Commissioners has announced the selection of Rodger Craddock of North Bend to lead the organization as Executive Director. The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport serves southwestern Oregon with daily flights to San Francisco and direct flights to Denver.  Craddock, who currently serves as the City Manager of Coos Bay, has an extensive background in local government management, economic development, managing multi-million-dollar budgets, capital project management, and building internal and external communications and relationships.

In making the announcement, CCAD Board Chairman, Jason Bell, said Craddock will oversee the airport’s $19 million budget and will direct all aspects of the financial and capital programs for the airport. The chairman added, “With the challenges rural communities face in balancing the needs of airline passengers with an ever-changing landscape in the airline industry, Craddock brings tremendous skills to foster good relationships with not only the community but industry leaders and stakeholders as well.”

Craddock has held administrative roles with the City of Coos Bay for 20 years including that of city manager since 2009. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and is a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute. He is a longtime member of the International City/County Management Association and currently serves as the Oregon City/County Management Association. Locally, he serves as an executive committee member on the South Coast Development Council, a regional economic development organization. He is also a member of the board for CCD Business Development and the Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Craddock will fulfill contractual obligations with the City of Coos Bay but will act as the interim Executive Director until he officially assumes the role on Monday, August 7, 2023. CCAD owns and operates the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. It also leases 33 commercial facilities within its 619 landside and airside acres. For more information, call (541) 756-8531 or visit the CCAD website at

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