The City of Arlington’s Airport Director Rob Putnam is retiring, according to the airport’s most recent newsletter, and the city is using the transition to reorganize some of its departments.
The permit center, city planning and city building functions will be located at the airport to create a central permitting location for the city.
“The advantage for the airport is that potential developers of airport property will be able to have all their questions answered under one roof,” according to the newsletter.
The airport will also be under the Community & Economic Development Department now as well.
Putnam has worked the last 32 years with the city of Arlington and the last 21 years with the airport. He served as Airport Supervisor from 1992 to 1999 before becoming Airport Director.
Putnam has accomplished a lot at the Arlington Airport, including improving the old navy hangar and negotiating the long term land leases.
“Through Rob’s leadership the airport has continued to grow and prosper and is recognized as one of… Washington’s premier general aviation airports,” according to the newsletter release.