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Entries Tagged as 'Ed Lavernoich'

Ganim Hopes Gill Breathes New Life Into Economic Development

July 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

For Tom Gill, it’s déjà vu all over again. Needing consistency in a key revenue-generating department, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday brought back Gill to once again lead the Office of Planning and Economic Development, a position Gill had for about six years during the tenure of Democratic Mayor John Mandanici, 1975-81. Gill returns to the role in […]

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Gill Under Consideration For Economic Development Chief Position

July 12th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

He had the job as a young man from 1976 into 1982 and now Tom Gill is under consideration to be Mayor Joe Ganim’s director of economic development, a department that has had two chiefs in seven months sorely in need of stability.

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City Development Chief In Limbo

July 7th, 2016 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ninety days go fast, especially in the tedious world of economic development. Following the April departure of municipal development chief David Kooris, Ed Lavernoich, the executive director of the quasi-public Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, agreed to fill in for three months, pending a national search for a permanent replacement. Lavernoich is now preparing to return […]

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Ganim Discusses Financial ‘Hangover,’ The Budget, Development And Moonlighting Cop Bouncers

April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

WFSB 3 Connecticut Saying he’s optimistic about the pace he can move the city forward, Mayor Joe Ganim appeared Sunday on Dennis House’s Face The State answering questions about the city budget, public safety, state support for Connecticut’s largest city, and addressing revelations about two city police officers accused of moonlighting as bouncers at a […]

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Bakalar Appointed Development Chief In Trumbull

April 11th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rina Bakalar, who served as co-chair of Mayor Joe Ganim’s economic development transition team and for several years director of the city’s Central Grants Office, has been appointed director of development for the Town of Trumbull by First Selectman Tim Herbst.

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Ganim Leverages Lavernoich To Fill Development Office

April 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced the appointment of Edward P. Lavernoich as interim director of the Bridgeport Officer of Planning and Economic Development (OPED). Lavernoich takes over the position from David Kooris, who is departing to take a position with the State of Connecticut after four years with the […]

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Kooris To Exit Development Job Soon, Who’s In The Wings?

March 30th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Economic Development Director David Kooris will spend his final day on the city job next Friday as he segues to a position in state government managing a federally funded project addressing shoreline infrastructure improvements including Bridgeport. Who will replace him?

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Saluting A Throwback Era A Grandson Pays Tribute To William Rodgerson

December 31st, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman and mayoral candidate Keith Rodgerson’s family history connects to a rarity in American politics. His grandfather William Rodgerson worked for the administration of Socialist Jasper McLevy who stood on street corners for 20 years assailing the corruption in the two major parties until the timing was right that the people would elect […]

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