The Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board (PAAB) is made up of nine members appointed by the Mayor and City Council
to four year terms. The Board, which meets monthly to review airport policies, makes recommendations to the
City Council on major airport projects, concession contracts and leases. Membership is voluntary and uncompensated.
Verma Pastor, a retired educator who served as director of bilingual education for the Arizona Department of
Education is the current Chair of the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board. Pete Gorraiz, a 32-year veteran of the
Phoenix Fire Department and current president of the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) - Local
493 is the Vice Chair.