What We Do

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is a voluntary Council of Governments formed to initiate and implement regional programs and initiatives to benefit the member towns and the region. It is guided by the chief elected officials of our 38 Metro Hartford municipalities who recognize that the future of our individual members is tied to the future of our region as a whole. Our members have collaborated for more than 50 years on a wide range of projects, services, and initiatives.

CRCOG is the largest of Connecticut’s regional planning organizations with a population of 976,248 and a land area of 1,047 square miles. The CRCOG region is well-situated between New York City and Boston, and is rich in diversity, history, and natural resources. CRCOG’s team of professional staff work to promote responsible land use, sustainable transportation systems, economic vitality, and quality of life. The organization also advocates for its capital city and member towns and provides various shared services to facilitate governmental efficiency.

CRCOG recognizes that diversity is one of the capital region’s true strengths. We acknowledge that there are inequities and disparities that disproportionately impact communities based on race/ethnicity, wealth, income, and other factors. At the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), we believe diverse, inclusive, and equitable business practices are key to enhancing the quality of life, sustainability, and economic vitality in our region. We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI+B) with our staff, municipal members, and community partners.


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.

Executive Leadership

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Matt Hart

Executive Director

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Pauline Yoder

Chief Operating Officer

Our Member Towns

Website: www.avonct.gov

Website: www.berlinct.gov

Website: www.hebronct.com

Website: www.somersct.gov


Committee Chairs

Jon Colman

Transportation Committee Chair


Toni Moran

Personnel Finance Committee Chair
Policy Board Alternate - Ryan Aylesworth


Peter Souza

Municipal Services Committee Chair


Erin Stewart

Executive Committee Chair
Policy Board Alternate - Justin Dorsey

New Britain

Executive Committee Members

Jason Bowsza


East Windsor

Luke Bronin

Alternate - Randal Davis


Shari Cantor

First Vice Chair
Alternate - Rick Ledwith

West Hartford

Beth DelBuono

Alternate - David Nagel


Raul De Jesus

Alternate - Randal Davis


Steven Everett

Alternate - Mark Walter


Greg Lowrey


Wendy Mackstutis

Alternate - Maria Capriola


Jay Moran

Alternate - Steven Stephanou


Tammy Nuccio

Alternate - Brian Foley


Michael Rell

Alternate - Fred Presley


Pamela Sawyer

Alternate - Jim Rupert


Lori L. Spielman

Second Vice Chair


Erin Stewart


New Britain

C.J. Thomas


Lisa Thomas

Alternate - John Elsesser


Daniel Trinks

Alternate - Peter Souza


Victoria Triano

Alternate - Mark Sciota


Danielle Wong

Alternate - Jon Colman


Mike Walsh


East Hartford

Job Opportunities

Recognizing that our people are our greatest asset, CRCOG takes pride in providing an outstanding work environment with incentives for a highly successful career.

As an equal opportunity employer, CRCOG fully supports all applicable state and federal laws and regulations and does not discriminate against applicants for employment or employees because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status in any aspects of its personnel policies, working conditions or relationships with employees and applicants for employment.

directions & parking

For directions to our office via car, bike, walking, and transit, please click on the below map. All guests arriving via car should park in the lot located at 51 John Street, Hartford CT 06106. The lot is located across the street from the primary rear entrance. There are currently no bike racks outside the building, but if you arrive via bicycle you may bring your bike up to our lobby on the fourth floor.

  • I-91 South to Exit 29-A (Capitol Avenue.)
  • Continue on Whitehead Highway to Pulaski Circle.
  • Exit three quarters of the way around the circle onto Hudson Street.
  • Take left at 2nd light onto Buckingham Street.
  • Take first right onto John Street.