By Timothy J. Woods | Herald Review
Col. Tony Boone, who was formerly the Garrison Commander on Fort Huachuca, retired from the U.S. Army in 2017 and immediately stepped into his current role as economic development director for the City of Sierra Vista.
Boone sat down with the Herald/Review this week to discuss his current job and its inherent challenges, airport development, the city’s West End and much more.
Herald/Review: One thing you’ve undertaken since becoming the economic development director is to try to attract business to the Sierra Vista airport. Explain what’s happening there.
Tony Boone: Well, it goes back to the economic development framework that the council approved. So, there were six objectives, and one of the objectives that’s been talked about is: how do you maximize the municipal side of the airport? And so, of the six objectives, we’ve kind of carved them out amongst the staff. So when I say that it’s my “pet project,” that’s kind of where my client and I fall in from the economic development side.