We provide a regional framework within which municipalities can jointly address common interests, and coordinate such interests with state and federal plans and programs.   

Established under Sections 4-124i of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Council of Governments (COG) is a forum for the chief elected officials of the nineteen municipalities located in the planning region.  Each member municipality has equal representation on the NVCOG board.  More information about the operation of the COG can be found in the NVCOG Bylaws.

Executive Committee 

As of January 2020

NVCOG Board Members

As of November 2020

David CassettiMayorAnsonia
Robert ChatfieldMayorProspect
Annamarie DrugonisFirst SelectwomanSeymour
Jeffrey ManvilleFirst SelectmanSouthbury
Rob Oris, Jr.Town Council ChairmanCheshire
Barbara PerkinsonFirst SelectwomanWoodbury
Gerard SmithFirst SelectmanBeacon Falls
Edward St. JohnFirst SelectmanMiddlebury
George TempleFirst SelectmanOxford
Mary Ann RosaTown Council ChairwomanWatertown
Ellen Zoppo-SassuMayorBristol

A forum for elected officials 

The NVCOG sets regional priorities for a variety of federal and state funding programs, oversees regional programs, and provides technical assistance to municipalities, state and federal agencies, local organizations, and the general public. 

NVCOG work focuses on planning and implementation for:  

  • Transportation                  
  • Economic development 
  • Land use
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Environment
  • Emergency preparedness

The NVCOG also hosts the Central Naugatuck Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization. Follow this link for more information on the CNVMPO.


The NVCOG Board holds monthly public meetings, or sign up for our newsletter.

Upcoming Meetings


December 11 @ 10:00 am EST

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Past Meeting Minutes


November 13 @ 10:00 am EST


October 9 @ 10:00 am EDT


September 11 @ 10:00 am EDT

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