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Board Member

Phone: (203) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Connecticut , United States
The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Inc
101 East Ave.
Norwalk , Connecticut 06852
United States

Company Description: Established in 1889, the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce has long been committed to the economic vitality of Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport, and...   more

Employment History

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Norwalk Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors, 31 Oct 2015 [cached]
Jerry Effren- Managing Member, The Greyrock Companies
Norwalk Chamber of Commerce - Executive Committee, 31 Oct 2015 [cached]
Jerry Effren, Partner, The Greyrock Companies
Stanley M. Seligson, Chairman & CEO, Stanley M. Seligson Properties
VP, Government Affairs
swrpa, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
The Republican mayor-elect described Jerry Effren, founder and owner of Norwalk-based The Greyrock Companies, as "someone we're considering" for the post of director of operations.
Norwalk Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors, 6 May 2011 [cached]
Jerry Effren, Managing Member - The Greyrock Companies
STAMFORD -- Norwalk developer Jerry ..., 30 Dec 2009 [cached]
STAMFORD -- Norwalk developer Jerry Effren has withdrawn his name from consideration for a top post in the Pavia administration, a spokesman for the mayor has confirmed.
Effren, principal of the Greyrock Cos., a Norwalk development firm, owes the city of Norwalk $45,000 in taxes for six properties where he had hoped to build 24 three-story waterfront condominiums.
The building plan, named Oysterbend Marina and Condominiums, was stymied after Effren discovered remnants of toxic chemical storage containers while dredging for the project. He sued the former property owners in 2004, saying he was not aware when buying the land that it was contaminated with toxic compounds.
Effren said he withdrew because he did not want to cause any "distractions" for the mayor.
"I was hoping the lawsuit would be wrapped up this year," Effren said. "But due to the nature of the litigation and the regulatory process, it's just taking longer than anticipated."
Effren said he would have paid the taxes on the Oysterbend property if the lawsuit had been resolved this year.
But Effren said such an outcome is unlikely, because he is cooperating with state and federal environmental authorities on a plan to cap and monitor the contaminated site, at an estimated cost of $2 million.
Effren informed the mayor of his decision to withdraw in an e-mail earlier this month, Pavia spokesman Bob Lupinacci said.
Effren is a member of Norwalk's Chamber of Commerce. His company, a family-run business, has won several awards from the Homebuilders Association of Connecticut for developments in Stamford and Greenwich, among others.
When Effren's name became public last month, his own position as a member of Pavia's transition team seemed to blur the lines concerning what role he was playing as the search for top officials unfolded.
Effren is no longer a part of the transition team, Lupinacci said.
Before Effren withdrew, some environmental advocates said the public should scrutinize the manner in which he handled contamination at the Oysterbend property, because any person appointed to the director of operations post would oversee the Stamford's multimillion-dollar effort to address toxic contaminants found in and around the former dump in North Stamford's Scofieldtown Park.
State Department of Environmental Protection officials said Effren is participating in voluntary remediation of the Oysterbend site, which was a chemical dumping ground in the 1960s and '70s.
"Everyone wants me to be successful in carrying this out because really no one else is going to clean this up but me," Effren said of the Oysterbend contamination.
While Effren agreed to cap and monitor the Oysterbend site, he passed on an alternative plan to remove the remaining chemical barrels found there, a move an environmental consultant estimated would cost $22 million.
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