ABOUT US

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.

CRCOG'S STRATEGIC PLAYBOOK

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.

CRCOG FOUNDATION

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
860-724-4232
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Pauline Yoder

Chief Operating Officer
860-724-4285
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Our Member Towns

Website: www.avonct.gov

Website: www.berlinct.gov

Website: www.hebronct.com

Website: www.somersct.gov

CRCOG-Member-Towns-Map

Committee Chairs

Jon Colman

Transportation Committee Chair

Bloomfield

Toni Moran

Personnel Finance Committee Chair
Policy Board Alternate - Ryan Aylesworth

Mansfield

Peter Souza

Municipal Services Committee Chair

Windsor

Erin Stewart

Executive Committee Chair
Policy Board Alternate - Justin Dorsey

New Britain

Executive Committee Members

Jason Bowsza

Secretary

East Windsor

Luke Bronin

Alternate - Randal Davis

Hartford

Shari Cantor

First Vice Chair
Alternate - Rick Ledwith

West Hartford

Beth DelBuono

Alternate - David Nagel

Newington

Raul De Jesus

Alternate - Randal Davis

Hartford

Steven Everett

Alternate - Mark Walter

Columbia

Greg Lowrey

Marlborough

Wendy Mackstutis

Alternate - Maria Capriola

Simsbury

Jay Moran

Alternate - Steven Stephanou

Manchester 

Tammy Nuccio

Alternate - Brian Foley

Tolland

Michael Rell

Alternate - Fred Presley

Wethersfield 

Pamela Sawyer

Alternate - Jim Rupert

Bolton

Lori L. Spielman

Second Vice Chair

Ellington

Erin Stewart

Chair

New Britain

C.J. Thomas

Farmington

Lisa Thomas

Alternate - John Elsesser

Coventry

Daniel Trinks

Alternate - Peter Souza

Windsor

Victoria Triano

Alternate - Mark Sciota

Southington

Danielle Wong

Alternate - Jon Colman

Bloomfield

Mike Walsh

Treasurer

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.