WARREN - Rose Ann DeLeon, executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, has agreed to a six-month contract extension, said the port authority board's chairman.
Scott Lynn said today that DeLeon's extension begins Dec. 7. The board will evaluate her performance and contract six weeks before it expires.
"I supported her, but I want to see something happen," Lynn said. "We have to make some progress on economic development. We're not here to just tread water."
DeLeon's contract and performance was the subject of a lengthy debate by board members and elected officials, including some who did not want to offer the director another contract because they believe she has not lived up to their expectations.
DeLeon, who earned $155,000 under her old contract, will be paid $47,500 for the six months, but there are incentives in the agreement that will allow her to earn back most of what she is losing.
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