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:  

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

More information about the operation of the COG can be found in the NVCOG Bylaws

Executive Committee *

As of January 2024

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Mayor N. Warren "Pete" Hess, Naugatuck


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Mayor Mark Lauretti, Shelton

Vice Chair

Jeff Caggianno Mayor Bristol

Mayor Jeffrey Caggiano, Bristol


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First Selectman Ed Mone, Thomaston



Mayor David Cassetti, Ansonia

Edward St. John Middlebury

First Selectman Edward St. John, Middlebury


First Selectman George Temple, Oxford

Mayor of Waterbury Pernerewksi 2024

Mayor Paul Pernerewski, Waterbury

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Mayor Tom Dunn, Wolcott

NVCOG Board Members

As of January 2024

AnsoniaDavid Cassetti*Mayor
Beacon FallsGerard SmithFirst Selectman
BethlehemStephen SordiFirst Selectman
BristolJeffrey Caggiano*Mayor
CheshireSean M. KimballTown Manager
DerbyJoseph DiMartinoMayor
MiddleburyEdward St. John*First Selectman
NaugatuckN. Warren “Pete” Hess*Mayor
OxfordGeorge Temple*First Selectman
PlymouthJoseph KilduffMayor
ProspectRobert ChatfieldMayor
SeymourAnnamarie DrugonisFirst Selectwoman
SheltonMark Lauretti*Mayor
SouthburyJeffrey ManvilleFirst Selectman
ThomastonEd Mone*First Selectman
WaterburyPaul Pernerewski*Mayor
WatertownMark A. RaimoTown Manager
WolcottTom Dunn*Mayor
WoodburyBarbara PerkinsonFirst Selectwoman

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.

Stay informed about upcoming board meetings by checking the agency calendar. Find details on meeting formats, agendas, and how to participate.


June 21 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT


September 20 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT

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Access past meeting minutes to review discussions and decisions made during the board meetings. Minutes are posted within 7 days on the NVCOG website.


May 17 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT


April 19 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT

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