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Yakima Airport fires manager

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Yakima Airport is looking for a new manager. Last night, members of the Yakima Air Terminal Board voted to fire Airport Manager Lee Remmel.

They reached the decision after meeting with airport owners as well as representatives from the county and the city.

The airport has struggled financially over the past few years, and the board decided that bringing in a new manager would be the best way to move forward.

"We needed to change direction toward a more positive, proactive business sense. To grow the airport and that we felt a change in leadership was the best move for the airport to do that," says Air Terminal Board Chairman Les Flue.

Remmel will leave on October first.

The board will get help from Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke and County Public Services Director Vern Redifer as they look for a replacement.

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