During JG1 Joe Gresko served as a media spokesman. The former newsman for WICC, now an elected official in the State House, has returned in a part-time role. CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more:
Say what you will of ex-Mayor Bill Finch’s time in office, he put this old manufacturing hub on the map in the new “green” and environmentally sustainable economy.
Old industrial sites are now occupied by recycling and other businesses and generating jobs and taxes.
Now the man who ousted Finch–returned Mayor Joseph Ganim–is making a modest gesture toward maintaining that momentum. And he is simultaneously putting an old friend back on the city payroll.
State Rep. Joseph Gresko, D-Stratford, Ganim’s spokesman from 1999 to 2003, the final years of his first administration, started work last week in City Hall. He will earn $35,000 as the part-time special assistant to the mayor for green energy and economic development initiatives.
“I’m pretty much the contact point” for the city’s efforts, on its own and with partners, to continuing luring green businesses to town and to mount projects aimed at conserving energy and saving taxpayer dollars, Gresko said.
Full story here.