Western Reserve Port Authority
Significant dates associated with the Western Reserve Port Authority:
1992: Commissioners from Mahoning and Trumbull counties create the authority to assume ownership of and operational responsibility for Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna.SFlb
2008: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland first proposes the idea of adding an economic-development division at the port authority. He persuades officials from Mahoning and Trumbull counties to contribute money to start the office.
2009: WRPA board hires Rose Ann DeLeon as executive director for economic development at a salary of $155,000 per year after a national search.
2012: Mahoning commissioners increase county’s hotel and bed tax to raise more money for port authority operations.