Director of Regional Planning and Development Announcement

Director of Regional Planning and Development Announcement




Hartford, CT, March 21, 2023 – The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) has appointed Caitlin Palmer, AICP, as the organization’s new Director of Regional Planning and Development. She will bring a breadth of experience to this role. Before accepting this opportunity, she served as Principal Community Development Planner with CRCOG. 

“We were fortunate to have a highly qualified pool of candidates for this position. Caitlin impressed those of us involved in the selection process as someone with the experience, skills, and talent to take on this challenge. In meeting with Caitlin, I was inspired by her passion for her field, as well as her dedication to CRCOG. I look forward to working closely with Caitlin in her new role and am excited about the future of our new Department of Regional Planning & Development,” said Matt Hart, Executive Director. 

Caitlin has a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and has more than 10 years of experience as an Urban Planner. She worked for the City of Hartford for six years, most recently as the Chief of Zoning Administration, before joining the Capitol Region Council of Governments in 2018 as a Senior Community Development Planner. 

“I am thrilled to take on this new role and to continue working with the very talented team at CRCOG on behalf of our communities. Many of today’s challenges are not those that can be easily resolved by a single jurisdiction, and I look forward to working together and building on relationships at all levels to provide meaningful assistance to our communities and help them navigate, advocate, and address the widely varied and ever-changing challenges that they face,” said Caitlin Palmer, CRCOG’s appointed Director of Regional Planning and Development. 

Caitlin will begin her new role with CRCOG effective April 1, 2023. 

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. Our members have collaborated for more than 50 years on a wide range of projects, services, and initiatives. 

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