The Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce soon may have a new employee — former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who served a federal prison sentence for accepting more than $100,000 in gifts and services from businessmen while he was governor.

Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura recommended Rowland for a newly created economic development coordinator position, and the local Chamber of Commerce appointed him, said Jarjura chief of staff Joe Geary. The group was scheduled to vote on the appointment on Friday, though phone calls were not returned by press time as to the outcome.

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