The Washington Post reports that Former Mayor Adrian Fenty may be finding a new locale. The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) recently announced that former DC First Lady Michelle Cross Fenty will become the agency’s next representative in Port-of-Spain, the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The first lady has worked with the IADB for two years.
It is unclear whether the former Mayor will join his wife in the Carribbean, but reports have placed the couple on a recent flight to the islands. Neither of the Fentys has responded to requests for comment. Either way, DC’s weather being what it was this weekend, I can’t begrudge the former mayor a little sun and sand.
If the Mr. Fenty is indeed headed south, it would all but confirm that he has no interest — for the immediate future — in re-entering DC politics. This is all especially interesting in light of the recall effort underway against incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray. Fenty was very popular in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area even when he lost the September 2010 primary to Gray.