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.
As of January 2020
NVCOG Board MembersAs of November 2019
|Jeffrey Manville||First Selectman||Southbury|
|Rob Oris, Jr.||Town Council Chairman||Cheshire|
|Barbara Perkinson||First Selectman||Woodbury|
|Gerard Smith||First Selectman||Beacon Falls|
|Edward St. John||First Selectman||Middlebury|
|George Temple||First Selectman||Oxford|
|Thomas Winn||Town Council Chairman||Watertown|
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:
- Economic development
- Land use
- Brownfields redevelopment
- Emergency preparedness
The NVCOG also hosts the Central Naugatuck Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization. Follow this link for more information on the CNVMPO.