Heidi Samokar, Principal Planner, AICP

860-724-4282 E-Mail Working in both the public and private sectors, Heidi has helped communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts address a range of planning issues. She served as the Planning Director for…

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Chris Seeger, Transportation Planner

860-724-4262 E-Mail Chris Seeger is a Transportation Planner who joined CRCOG in 2023. He has a Bachelor’s in History from Western Connecticut State University and a Master’s in Urban and…

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Laura Rosenbluth
Executive Assistant

860-724-4283E-Mail Laura Rosenbluth is the Executive Assistant to Matt Hart, Executive Director of CRCOG. Laura is active in many aspects of CRCOG; she participates in the timeline progress of projects,…

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Kyle Shiel, AICP
Principal Planner

Kyle Shiel

860-724-4706 E-Mail Before joining CRCOG, Kyle was the Senior Planner for Comprehensive Planning & Special Projects for the Town of Manchester. He worked on redevelopment projects, housing, economic development, parks…

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Matt Hart
Executive Director

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860-724-4232 E-Mail Matt Hart recently began his tenure as the Executive Director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), the largest of Connecticut’s regional planning organizations serving 38 municipalities…

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Maureen Goulet
Principal Program Manager

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860-724-4211 Maureen Goulet Maureen Goulet worked at CRCOG from 2002-2019 in various roles from Administrative Assistant to Principal Program Manager handling the Capitol Region Purchasing Council. After getting her MPA…

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Ryan Faulkner

Senior GIS Analyst

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860-724-4267 Ryan Faulkner Ryan is a Transportation Planner whose been with CRCOG since 2021. He received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in Economics and his M.S. in Geography…

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