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VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Western Reserve Port Authority has retired its executive director for medical reasons.

The board voted on Wednesday to relieve Rose Ann DeLeon of her duties on April 15th.

DeLeon has been on medical leave since January 16th.

Board Chairman James Floyd tells 21 News that consultants working on the airport's strategic plan will be re-writing a job description for the leadership role DeLeon is leaving behind.

DeLeon's tenure has not been without controversy since she was hired in 2009.

In 2012, authority members offered her a six month contract, amid arguments that her performance was not worth the $155,000 salary.

Three times previous to that time, board members cast tie votes on whether or not to retain her as director.

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