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. For information on COG’s in Connecticut see the Office of Policy and Management’s Regional Planning Organizations web page.
The focus is on planning and implementation for:
- Economic development
- Land use
- Brownfields redevelopment
- Emergency preparedness
More information about the operation of the COG can be found in the NVCOG Bylaws.
Executive Committee *
As of January 2024
Mayor N. Warren "Pete" Hess, Naugatuck
Mayor Mark Lauretti, Shelton
Mayor Jeffrey Caggiano, Bristol
First Selectman Ed Mone, Thomaston
Mayor David Cassetti, Ansonia
First Selectman Edward St. John, Middlebury
First Selectman George Temple, Oxford
Mayor Paul Pernerewski, Waterbury
Mayor Tom Dunn, Wolcott
NVCOG Board Members
As of January 2024
|Sean M. Kimball
|Edward St. John*
|N. Warren “Pete” Hess*
|Mark A. Raimo
NVCOG and CNVMPO Board Meeting
The NVCOG also hosts the Central Naugatuck Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization. The board holds monthly public meetings which are live streamed and stored on the NVCOG YouTube Channel.
Discover how to get involved
Click on the tabs below to learn about meeting participating, upcoming meetings, and past meeting minutes.
Learn how to participate in board meetings. Whether in-person or in a virtual setting, familiarize yourself with the guidelines to actively engage and contribute.
Any member of the public wishing to address the board about an agenda item at a meeting should fill out the public comment form. Please read the Procedures and Guidelines for Public Participation in Meetings before filling out the form.