EAST BAY -- Bob Doyle, the East Bay Regional Park District general manager, has received a five-year contract extension to continue running the system with 112,000 acres of park land.
In a vote of confidence for its top executive, the regional park board voted unanimously Tuesday to extend Doyle's employment agreement from the start of 2013 through the end of 2017.
The new deal provides no guarantee of pay increases, but leaves it up to the park board to decide whether to raise Doyle's annual salary of $223,267.
Park Board President Carol Severin said the pact provides stable leadership as the park district continues to buy and develop park land with money from a $500 million bond measure approved by East Bay voters in 2008.
"Bob is an extremely hard working person who gets things done," Severin said. "He is a high energy person who makes you feel like you want to be part of the team."
Doyle's contract provides him 12 months pay if the board terminates him.
Doyle started as regional park district ranger some 35 years ago and was promoted to general manager at the start of 2011 to succeed Pat O'Brien, who retired.
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