The executive director of Region 9 resigned on Wednesday. The Region 9 board of directors unanimously accepted the resignation of Reggie Edwards following a closed meeting. Edwards says he is looking forward to new opportunities. His resignation follows a 10-day leave of absence that he took following a recent performance review. The Region 9 board will now meet again next week to discuss the hiring process for finding a replacement for Edwards. As part of his severance package, Edwards will be paid through March of 2012.