Established in 2005, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) Foundation, Inc. was created to support the broad range of planning and direct service activities carried out locally by Capitol Region municipalities and regionally by CRCOG. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing policies and programs in four strategic areas—Transportation, Community Development, Public Safety and Municipal Services—and serves three key roles: as an educator, a convener and a funder.
In the fall of 2015, the CRCOG Foundation launched a workshop series on Next Generation Economic Development. Designed to convene a diverse audience of key regional stakeholders, the programs feature national best practices and local success stories, work to identify existing barriers/challenges to growth and begin to prescribe some actionable next steps for the region and beyond. To date, three sessions have been held, one covering Talent Development and Advanced Manufacturing, a second one on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and a third workshop addressing Anchor Institutions, Neighborhood Involvement and the Innovation Economy.
CRCOG Foundation Workshop: Anchor Institutions, Neighborhood Involvement and the Innovation Economy (June 17, 2016)
The accompanying link is http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=13004.
CRCOG Foundation Board of Directors
Stephen Cassano, President
State Senator, CT General Assembly
David Kilbon, Vice President
Town of East Granby, Board of Finance
Lee Erdmann, Secretary
Retired, Volunteer, Part-Time Consultant
Chip Beckett, Treasurer
Town Council Chairman, Town of Glastonbury
Senior Vice President, Tetra Tech, Inc.
Principal Owner, The Austin Group LLC
Senior Advisor, External Relations, University of Hartford
Principal, Advocacy and Development Solutions
Manager, Office for Regional Efficiencies, CREC
Town Manager, Town of Mansfield
Director of Campus Safety, Trinity College
Mayor, Town of Enfield
Mayor, Town of East Hartford
Robert E. Lee
Town Manager, Plainville
First Selectman, Town of Somers
President/CEO, United Way of Connecticut
Town Manager, Avon
Assistant Director-Multifamily, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Executive Director, CRCOG