The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is excited to welcome this summer’s Sustainable CT Fellow, Jacob Bartel.  

Each summer, a fellow is placed with Councils of Governments (COGs) to assist municipalities in achieving Sustainable CT certification and to support the COGs with sustainable actions and projects.

Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program that partners with Connecticut COGs to facilitate regional planning of sustainability initiatives, communicate and track progress, and to provide towns with overarching frameworks for sustainability goals.

Meet Jacob Bartel

Jacob Bartel is from San Diego, California and a rising senior at Sacred Heart University here in Connecticut.

Jacob is working on town outreach at NVCOG and is looking forward to working with planners to learn more about city planning.

Jacob, a San Diego resident, is equally enthusiastic to learn more about his new home in Connecticut through his work with the region’s communities. 

Outside of the office, he is a member of the Division I Fencing Team at Sacred Heart, and is an avid disc golfer and hiker.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about achieving Sustainable CT certification or need support with sustainability actions, please contact Jacob Bartel at 203-489-0368 or email