"I'm going to give it my all," city manager Nicole Ard said upon being hired in October 2011. Ard was in her city office at the start of January after numerous delays negotiating a contract with the city that pays her about $126,000 a year.
Fast forward to January 2013, and Sandusky's most pressing problems from 15 months ago remain just as pressing.
In fact, Ard's achieved arguably little-to-no progress helping advance Sandusky as a premier destination for both residential living and for tourists.
Pick up a copy of Sunday's Register for:
• An analysis of Ard's performance based on goals set for her to complete in 2012.
• A timeline outlining the city's shortcomings in 2012.
• A Q & A with past city commissioners.
Click below for a copy of Ard's contract with the city of Sandusky.