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.   For information on COG’s in Connecticut see the Office of Policy and Mangement’s Regional Planning Organizations web page.

Executive Committee *

As of January 2020

NVCOG Board Members

As of November 2021

AnsoniaDavid Cassetti*Mayor
Beacon FallsGerard SmithFirst Selectman
BethlehemStephen SordiFirst Selectman
BristolJeffrey Caggiano*Mayor
CheshireTim SlocumTown Council Chairman
DerbyRichard Dziekan*Mayor
MiddleburyEdward St. John*First Selectman
NaugatuckN. Warren “Pete” Hess*Mayor
OxfordGeorge TempleFirst Selectman
PlymouthJoseph KilduffMayor
ProspectRobert ChatfieldMayor
SeymourAnnamarie DrugonisFirst Selectwoman
SheltonMark Lauretti*Mayor
SouthburyJeffrey ManvilleFirst Selectman
ThomastonEd Mone*First Selectman
WaterburyNeil O’Leary*Mayor
WatertownJonathan RamsayTown Council Chairman
WolcottTom Dunn*Mayor
WoodburyBarbara PerkinsonFirst Selectwoman

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.

Currently, CNVMPO meetings are being conducted virtually. Meetings are live-streamed on the NVCOG YouTube Channel and recordings are stored there for public viewing.


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

Procedures and Guidelines for Public Participation in Meetings

Upcoming Meetings


October 14 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT


November 4 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT

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Past Meeting Minutes


September 9 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT

NVCOG Special Meeting

August 24 @ 10:00 am EDT


July 8 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT


June 10 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT

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