Martha's Vineyard Airport Manager Resigns

Vineyard Airport Director Resigns


After nearly three years on the job, the Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport has announced she will resign in May when her contract is up.

The Vineyard Gazette says that Ann Richart is moving to the West Coast to be near family.

The Gazette says that at the time of her hiring in April of 2016 airport operations were in turmoil and a lawsuit was pending between the airport commission and the county commission over control and authority of the facility.

During her three year tenure, Richart was in charge of several large projects including construction of the 11-million dollar airport rescue and firefighting building and the ongoing rehabilitation of the main runway.

She also helped secure 30-million dollars in state and federal grants and helped bring the airport into compliance with the FAA.

Airport Commission Chairman Robert Rosenbaum says the leadership transition is not expected to affect ongoing projects.

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