City of Brookings

520 3rd Street, Suite 140
May 23rd, 2018
To whom it may concern:

I am providing this letter of support for Helms & Associates of Aberdeen, South Dakota as an airport consultant. The City of Brookings retained the services of Helms & Associates beginning in 2004 to design the Brookings Regional Airport Master Plan and they have continued to be the City of Brookings' airport consultant since that time. They have successfully designed and implemented numerous projects for the Brookings Regional Airport including an Environmental Assessment, reconstruction of the runways and taxilanes, building construction, and they are currently designing an apron reconstruction project and utility project for the airport.

The Helms engineering staff have built a positive working relationship with Federal Aviation Administration staff, which has been a benefit to the City of Brookings, especially during the EA and runway reconstruction projects which involved significant FAA and SDDOT funding. The Helms & Associates staff are highly knowledgeable in aviation criteria and planning, and have provided professional services that many times have come in under budget. Please contact me with an other questions at or 605-692-6629. Thank you.

Sincerely, Jackie Lanning, PE, Brookings City Engineer