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Airport commission meets following firing of director

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Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 5:24 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Burlington Airport Commission is looking at what’s next, one week after the airport director was fired.

The group met Wednesday night for the first time since Gene Richards was voted out by the City Council.

An investigation found Richards created a hostile work environment. He maintains his action were not fireable offenses and the process was unfair.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says the search for a new director isn’t urgent since Interim Director Nic Longo is doing a good job.

Weinberger says he plans to continue with one-year terms, but there can be discussion about changing the process going forward.

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