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City offers its manager a ‘carrot’

Posted: Friday, Dec 21st, 2012

Jeff Weldon

• Weldon gets raise, new incentive to stay in Brookings

BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council this week gave a ringing endorsement to Jeff Weldon, with Mayor Tim Reed not only awarding Weldon a significant pay hike for 2013 but revealing plans that would tie the city manager to Brookings for the next five years.

Now in his fifth year as city manager, Weldon led Brookings through a highly successful year in 2012, Reed said, and the council now wants to make sure he’ll serve as city administrator for the next five.

To achieve that, Reed and the council agreed to put together a special deferred compensation plan for Weldon, one that would reward him only if he sticks around to collect it.

For the complete article see the 12-21-2012 issue.

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