George Mentz Elected by City Council to Serve on the Colorado Springs Airport Commission
The Colorado Springs Airport, is about 1/2 the size of Manhattan in New York at 7,200 acres. The Colorado Springs Airport is city-owned & civil-military airport 6 miles SE of downtown Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colorado, USA, and the 2nd busiest commercial airport in the state after Denver. According to CDOT, COS Airport generates a combined impact of over $3.4 billion each year for the region with 1.6 million passengers per year.
The city of Colorado Springs is about 195 square miles with El Paso County population at about 750,000 people with the largest or most populous county in Colorado, bigger than Denver County. Pursuant to City Code Section 14.1.101, the Airport Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, the City Council and the City Planning Commission. The Airport Commission has 7 Members with 3 year terms. Peterson Space Force Base, which is located on the north side of runway 13/31, is a tenant of the airport.
Colorado Springs ranked number #1 in U.S. News and World Report’s “Most Desirable Places to Live” list for 2019 and ranked #2 in the nation in 2022. For the fourth straight year in 2022, Colorado Springs ranks 1st among all metro areas for “desirability” in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Places to Live — the premier ranking index for cities. The second busiest airport in Colorado is the Colorado Springs Airport. Former AG/General and Mayor John Suthers is the leader of Colorado Springs and makes appointments to the Airport Advisory Commission where the City Council must review and confirm the nomination.
The City Council may appoint non-voting liaison members from various agencies and organizations. The Commissioners act on matters pertaining to land use, construction, planning or operation of the Colorado Springs Airport. Additionally, the Commission may act in an advisory capacity to the El Paso County Planning Commission and the El Paso Board of County Commissioners.
Counselor George Mentz JD MBA has joined the CSC Civil Service Commission
George Mentz JD MBA has joined the CSC Civil Service Commission which is a government position where Mentz was nominated and elected by unanimous vote confirmation. The Civil Service Commission administers the rules governing classification, employment, promotion, discipline, and conduct of the city’s civil service employees in the uniformed peace officers, police and fire departments. The CSPD Colorado Springs Police Department budget is approximately $140 million per year. Over 1,000 employees serve the CSPD Colorado Springs Police Department while the CSFD Fire Department has 23 fire stations and 467 full time uniformed firefighters. The Fire Department budget is well over $80 Million per year.
The Colorado Springs Metro Budget is over $1 Billion Per year and the City is over 198 Square Miles in Size which is the 45th largest City in the USA larger in size than the cities of: Atlanta, New Orleans, Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, Raleigh, and Detroit. Colorado Springs has repeatedly been ranked as a top city to live in the USA.
Commissioner George Mentz JD MBA CILS is an international lawyer and professor who has consulted for and volunteered for several US presidents, served as a White House Commissioner for Presidential Scholars, and worked or visited in over 40 nations worldwide. Mentz is an international award-winning author and education executive based in the United States and has an earned MBA and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree along with a US law license and CILS graduate international law certificate.
Mentz presently serves on the Board of Directors of the TRE The Resource Exchange which provides over $25 million per year helping children and families. Mentz also served on the Board of Directors of the Loyola University Alumni in 2022, and serves the government as a Commissioner on the Airport Commission which has a $3 billion per year impact on the region and Peterson Space Force. Furthermore, Mentz has taught or designed over 300 courses in law and business over the last 25 years, authored over 50 books and audio books, and has provided hundreds of scholarships for those in need over the last two decades. Mentz is the CEO and General Counsel of the Global Academy of Finance & Management which is an ESQ accredited ISO 21001 Certified Education Body, and still serves on graduate “post doctorate” faculty for a “Top Tier” US Law School as a wealth management law professor. Mentz is a member of various charitable groups and organizations which are devoted to helping people, bringing peace, and enabling jobs and prosperity.
Mentz has consulted with top banks and investment banks and training companies around the world including HSBC, Legg Mason, Informa, Thomson Reuters, and many others.
Being part Sicilian with Egyptian, Hispanic, and Native American ancestry, Mentz enjoys genealogy, history, and serving as the titular Seigneur of the Fief Blondel in Guernsey. Mentz has been the keynote speaker for events in Asia, Africa, India, China, Arabia, and for European companies and has a passion for teaching and giving back to the community.
George Mentz Licenses, Doctorate, MBA, & CEO Credentials
George Mentz has an earned Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree (JD) from an ABA accredited law school, an MBA from an AACSB Accredited School, and an International Law Diploma/Cert. Also, Commissioner Mentz is a licensed attorney, serves on the graduate law faculty with the Top Tier Texas A&M Graduate Law Programs #29 USA, and he has just served the White House for several years as a Federal Commissioner for the USA Presidential Scholars Program. Mentz is an IBA international book award winning author and has won several teaching awards. Mentz serves on the board of one of Colorado’s largest charities called the TRE.org which spends over $25 million per year in the community helping the disabled and elderly, and Mentz has served on the Board of Directors of the Loyola University Alumni Board. Mentz is the author of over 80 books and audio books and has funded various charity programs to help with education in over 40 countries. Mentz is the CEO of the ISO Certified and ESQ accredited “Board of Standards” which is an international educational body with members in over 150 nations. Mentz serves as the titular Seigneur of the Fief Blondel on Guernsey which is an 800+ year old lordship and fief registered with the Royal Courts and Crown of the United Kingdom and has received several awards for service to charity both domestically and internationally. Mentz is one of the few lawyers with an MBA that has ever passed the 3 exams of Series 7, 63, and 65 with the FINRA and has also served as an financial expert in legal arbitration.
Comm’r George Mentz has received awards 2019-2024 for being a Top 50 World Influencer and World Thought Leader in the areas of: Management, B2B, FinTech, Wealth Management, Human Resources and Project Management.