The saga that never seems to end will continue on Friday, when the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority meets to discuss it search for a new executive director, an outreach effort that includes Muni chief Nathaniel Ford.
Since mid-February, Ford has been rumored as the leading candidate for the top position at the airport authority. At first, Ford appeared to be a lock for the spot, but the authority waffled earlier this month and elected to reopen its executive search, a development that seemed to doom his chances.
However, members of the authority insist Ford is still a candidate, and now Muni’s own board of directors are considering whether to buy his contract out, to the tune of about $390,000.
The drama is sure to be elevated again on Friday, when the authority’s board of directors convenes for a special meeting to discuss personnel issues, a topic that has typically included talk of its search for a new executive director. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in Washington D.C.