The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) extends a warm welcome to Freddy Rios, who has joined the team as a Temporary GIS Planning Assistant!

The NVCOG GIS Department designs maps, creates applications, and manages spatial data for our member municipalities, the public, and regional partners. Freddy will play a crucial role in enhancing planning processes and enabling data-informed decision-making. 

Meet Freddy Rios

Freddy Rios holds a BA in Geography with a Specialization in Planning and an MS in Geography with a Geographic Information System (GIS) focus from Central Connecticut State University. His interests lie in improving transportation, the environment, and public health issues.

Outside of work, Freddy enjoys going on adventures with his dog Max, dancing to Latin music, exploring new areas in Connecticut, collecting vinyl records, hiking, listening to music, and playing soccer.      

Freddy is particularly excited about contributing to the Regional Open Space Inventory Project for the Naugatuck Valley Region. He is eager to learn more about land conservation, access to public recreation, historic site preservation, and promoting orderly development.