BARNSTABLE — The Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners gave Kristy Senatori, acting executive director of the Cape Cod Commission, a lucrative valentine on Wednesday.

A contract to keep Senatori in the position until Feb. 5, 2019, at a salary of $130,000 per year was agreed upon and signed by all parties.

Senatori had been earning $110,467 in her previous position of deputy director of the commission.

Under terms of the contract, Senatori will receive 25 days of paid vacation and other benefits consistent with county employees. It also stipulates the contract will be null and void if the commission does not have sufficient funds to sustain the position.

At the request of the Cape Cod Commission Executive Committee, Senatori will receive a performance evaluation no later than Oct. 1.  At that time, the committee will make a recommendation to the county commissioners whether to begin a search for a new executive director or appoint Senatori to the position on a permanent basis.

Paul Niedzwiecki, who served as executive director of the commission for more than a decade, left the post earlier this month to lead the effort to redevelop the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station.

He was earning $175,444 at the time of his departure.