The South Thomaston selectmen have nominated Gray Smith to the vacancy on the Knox County Airport Public Advisory Committee.

The board voted 2-0 on Feb. 12 for Smith to represent District One again for another three-year term. District One represents Owls Head, Rockport, Rockland and South Thomaston.

According to the Knox County Commission, the committee is designed to provide a “real and visible link” between the Midcoast communities, the airport manager and the county.

The nine-seat committee was specifically tasked to facilitate airport communications flow to and from local communities and citizens, as well as to provide aviation, environmental and business advice for airport management.

Committee members are appointed to the nine seats with staggered terms.

The terms for the District One seat, Flying Club seat and Commercial Pilot seat expire this year. The Advisory committee and the county commissioners are asking for nominations to be sent to Airport Manager Jeffrey Northgraves, or any current member of the Advisory committee by March 29.

In addition, the District Three seat, representing Appleton, Camden, Hope, Isle au Haut, Matinicus, North Haven, Union, Vinalhaven, and Washington, is vacant. The commissioners will appoint a new member to complete the current term, until 2015.

The commissioners plan to make the appointments at their April 9 meeting.

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