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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The FOX 8 I-Team learned the Cleveland Director of Port Control is stepping down.
His oversight includes Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Robert Kennedy submitted a letter of resignation to city hall on Monday, and he notified airport workers on Tuesday.
In his letter he wrote, “This was not an easy decision. After much consideration, I have decided to devote all my time to being a husband, father, and grandfather as I have spent so much time away from family during my career.”
The letter reflects Kennedy has spent more than five years in his position.
He is leaving as Hopkins airport has enjoyed a big resurgence in passengers after a sharp drop due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kennedy’s letter does not indicate a specific date for his job departure.
He has offered to stay on as the city works to name a successor.
We have reached out to Cleveland City Hall for comment.
Meantime, the FAA confirms it has opened an investigation into an “anonymous complaint at Hopkins Airport regarding ground vehicle operator training, winter operations training, and (airport fire department) training/documentation).”
An FAA letter reviewed by the I-Team asks Hopkins Airport to respond in writing and provide records for personnel and training.
However, there’s no indication of this being a factor in the resignation of the director of port control. We have reached out to the Airport for comment.