Mission Statement

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) leads as a catalyst to enhance the quality of life, vibrancy, and vitality of the Greater Hartford region. CRCOG provides planning, programs, and services to its member municipalities and is the region’s designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). CRCOG is a strong advocate for the region and regional solutions.

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.


Through a stakeholder interview and survey process, an all-staff retreat, and a strategic visioning meeting with our Policy Board, we gathered information and insights and explored the potential priorities, initiatives, and policy areas to develop a strategic playbook for CRCOG.


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

The CRCOG Office is located at 350 Church Street, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103 in Metro Center on the corner of Church and High Streets. If you are using a GPS navigation system to travel via automobile, please use the following address to access the Metro Center Parking Garage: 150 High Street, Hartford, CT 06103. The garage also has an entrance on Chapel Street South. CRCOG will validate parking for Committee members visiting the office. CRCOG cannot validate parking for the surface parking lot on Church Street.

Metro Center is a five-minute walk from Union Station. CTrail train schedules and a trip planning tool are available at https://www.hartfordline.com/plan/. Many bus routes also have stops within the vicinity of Metro Center. CTtransit offers a trip planning tool at https://www.cttransit.com/. There are currently no bicycle racks outside the building, but if you arrive via bicycle, you may bring it up to
CRCOG’s lobby on the third floor. Please note, those with bicycles must take the freight elevator.

From the North:

Follow I-91 South to Exit 32A-32B Take Exit 32B onto Trumbull Street

Take the fourth right onto Chapel Street North

Take the second left onto High Street; the parking garage will be on your left.