Port of Walla Walla commissioners voted this week to reduce the annual salary of the economic agency's executive director for 2012.
In a unanimous decision, the three commissioners adopted a $150,000 salary for Executive Director Jim Kuntz.
The change represents an almost $10,000 reduction in Kuntz's 2011 salary through elimination of a controversial "deferred compensation" package.
Kuntz had previously been paid a base salary of $134,726. On top of that he received $25,000 in deferred compensation.
For next year, the deferred compensation will be combined into his salary.