Milford's community block grant coordinator resigns

Milford’s Community Block Grant coordinator Tom Ivers has resigned his job and his last day is Friday.

Ivers has been involved in many projects in Milford, from securing grants for community projects to overseeing energy efficient upgrades, helping people secure low-cost housing loans and helping storm victims wade through paperwork for government aid.

Ivers didn’t elaborate on the reason for his resignation, but for many years he had a good working relationship with Robert Gregory, who headed the community development office in which Ivers works.

Gregory retired and his job was taken over by Julie Nash. Some officials say the working relationship between Ivers and Nash was strained due to different work philosophies.

Ivers said that at Mayor Ben Blake’s request, he may continue to advise the city on energy matters.

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  • alice404

    I am very sad to see this. Tom Ivers has been a good friend, for many years, to many non profits in Milford as well as many property owners who have been the beneficiaries of the block grants. He has served Milford well. I’m glad our Mayor will retain him as an advisor, as the new Community Development Director becomes more familiar with Milford and its needs.

  • B.H. Rappaport

    I, too, find this news upsetting. Mr. Ivers has always been helpful and as honest as possible to all of us affected by the recent storms and who are trying to navigate the financial assistance maze. In fact, he is the only city official who kept in contact with us, regularly answered our questions and never gave us the runaround. Perhaps that worked against him. Very unfortunate for all.

  • Fake Name

    Really? The city has just been called out for accepting block grants to build affordable housing without the intention of allowing any affordable housing to be developed. That’s fraud. And take a wild guess who the city is going to point the finger at. I hope Mr. Ivers gets a good lawyer then cuts a deal to testify…

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