A win-win for all involved
To the editor:
Without hesitation, I am confident the latest realignment of personnel concerning the Columbiana County Port Authority is an absolute win/win not only for the Port Authority but Columbiana County as a whole.
I am referring to former Land Bank Director Robert (Bobby) Ritchey leaving the Land Bank and joining the Port Authority in a position of writing grants for economic development and other projects. I am confident his success in directing the Land Bank will continue in his new venture working in conjunction with Tad Herold, the Director Of Economic Development, who has proven to be a person of wisdom, compassion and integrity.
Haeden Panezott has been named to succeed Ritchey and he has the knowledge and experience to continue in the well-established Land Bank program which again is a win for our county.
These moves exemplify the continuing progress being pursued by the Port Authority CEO Penny Traina and its board of directors for the betterment of Columbiana County.