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
|Beacon Falls||Gerard Smith||First Selectman|
|Bethlehem||Stephen Sordi||First Selectman|
|Cheshire||Tim Slocum||Town Council Chairman|
|Middlebury||Edward St. John*||First Selectman|
|Naugatuck||N. Warren “Pete” Hess*||Mayor|
|Oxford||George Temple||First Selectman|
|Seymour||Annamarie Drugonis||First Selectwoman|
|Southbury||Jeffrey Manville||First Selectman|
|Thomaston||Ed Mone*||First Selectman|
|Watertown||Jonathan Ramsay||Town Council Chairman|
|Woodbury||Barbara Perkinson||First 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:
- 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.
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