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Entries Tagged as 'Don Eversley'

BEDCO Deadco–Agency Runs Out Of Money, Eversley’s Bye Bye Love

March 23rd, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

When Mayor Bill Finch last summer hired David Kooris to serve as the city’s chief development official he made sure Donald Eversley who had occupied that role wasn’t out in the cold. Finch, with the help of United Illuminating, funded Eversley’s $125,000 salary in efforts to revive the development authority Finch once headed himself, the […]

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Eversley Shares Perspective On East End Shipyard, City Development Successes

December 4th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Don Eversley, director of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, shares some clarifications about the East End shipyard that was the subject of an OIB post as well as his time as chief development official in the city before moving over to BEDCO in the summer of 2012. His commentary follows: The projected future employment at […]

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Eversley: Shipyard Validates City’s Role In Maritime Business

December 4th, 2012 · 38 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

J. Goodison Company www.jgoodison.com, a Rhode Island-based marine and industrial maintenance and repair contractor, has been selected by the Bridgeport Port Authority to breathe new life into the city’s East End shipyard. Donald Eversley, director of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation www.bridgeportedc.org, recruited Goodison for a Bridgeport presence.

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Finch Marks Five Years As Mayor–How’s He Doing?

November 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement

Can you believe it? Bill Finch has been mayor of the state’s most populous city for five years. He won a close Democratic primary over Chris Caruso in September 2007 then easily won the general election in November 2007. He was tested again in a primary in 2011 by University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane […]

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Eversley Brothers Up With BEDCO–All He Has To Do Is Dream

September 1st, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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 […]

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Post Scribe Prods Development Authority For Open Meetings

August 2nd, 2012 · 9 Comments · News and Events

Nice job by Brian Lockhart, CT Post. His story below: When Mayor Bill Finch recently announced his administration was partnering with the corporate community to revive the Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. (BEDCO, which employed Finch in his pre-mayoral life) it was uncertain whether the entity should abide by state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws.

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David Kooris Named City Development Director–Steel Point Makes Progress

July 3rd, 2012 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Bill Finch today appointment David Kooris director of the City’s Office of Planning and Economic Development. Kooris replaces Donald Eversley who Finch announced on Monday is departing city service to try to restart the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation. Kooris is highly regarded among a variety of regional business, planning and development officials, someone […]

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Eversley Departs City Development Post–Mayor Wants Him To “Reinvigorate” BEDCO–Pass The No Doz

July 2nd, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch announced Monday afternoon that Economic Development Director Don Eversley will leave city employment to try to revive the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, the dormant quasi-public agency Finch once led before becoming mayor.

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