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HISTORY

Published: 6/15/14 @ 12:00


HISTORY

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.