The December NVCOG and CNVMPO Meeting was held in-person at the NVCOG offices and livestreamed on YouTube on December 15, 2023 at 10 am. The monthly meeting is an opportunity to hear from municipal leaders in the Naugatuck Valley as they discuss issues facing the region.

During the forum, the NVCOG and CNVMPO welcomed new Chief Elected Officials Mayor Pernerewski of Waterbury and Mayor DiMartino of Derby. The meeting featured speakers from the America 250 CT Commission, including Denise Merril, former secretary of the State and Chair of the commission, Jason Mancini, Vice Chair, and Sarah E. Harris, Vice Chair of the Mohegan Tribal Council.

The meeting unveiled an exciting investment into Connecticut, setting the stage for the state’s commemoration and reflection on the 250 anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

The regular council meeting agenda covered updates including financial reports, director’s insights, environmental and transportation planning updates. A spotlight on municipal affairs included a presentation from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, emphasizing services and funding opportunities available for enhanced community connectivity.

Watch the live recording of the meeting on NVCOG’s YouTube Channel.

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