CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart writes about the latest meeting of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, the agency Bill Finch directed before he was elected mayor in 2007. One of the topics was Don Eversley’s job description as the agency’s project manager. Eversley was the city’s top development official for about four years until David Kooris replaced him this summer. Eversley was moved out for a variety of reasons including a habit for snoozing at city meetings. The mayor thought Eversley was a better fit for his old job, especially with generous cups of joe laced with the Everly Brothers song “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” See report below from Lockhart who deserves kudos for prodding agency officials to make meetings public. It appears Eversley managed to stay awake for the meeting.
I attended Wednesday evening’s board meeting of the re-organized Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO).
Members of the private/public entity talked about revised bylaws, potential projects and officially voted to, as promised, abide by the state Freedom of Information Act.
They also discussed Don Eversley’s job description. When Mayor Bill Finch announced in July he was teaming with the Bridgeport Regional Business Council to revive BEDCO, he also said Eversley, the city’s head of planning and economic development, would leave that job to become BEDCO’s executive director.
But since then Eversley’s job title has changed to project manager. That caused a bit of confusion for some board members, who were advised it was a better description of Eversley’s responsibilities.
Below you’ll find Eversley’s new job description.
Finch briefly attended Tuesday’s meeting to thank the board and to reiterate his confidence in Eversley, who has his share of critics. Don’t we all.
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