NEW AIRPORTS DIRECTOR NAMED

There’s a new Director of Kern County Airports coming, six months after Richard Strickland suddenly resigned behind closed doors. At Tuesday’s Supervisors meeting, Mike Maggard said Mark Witsoe will take over management of all seven airports here and continue the expansion of the main airport in Bakersfield. Witsoe has been in the airport business for 30 years and is the current manager at Boeing Field in Seattle.

Suzanne Grant