FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2023, Hartford, CT – The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is pleased to announce that at its December 20, 2023 meeting, the CRCOG Policy Board unanimously elected the following slate of officers for the 2023-2025 term:
- Chairperson: Mayor Erin Stewart (New Britain)
- 1st Vice-Chair: Mayor Shari Cantor (West Hartford)
- 2nd Vice-Chair: First Selectwoman Lori Spielman (Ellington)
- Secretary: First Selectman Jason Bowsza (East Windsor)
- Treasurer: Mayor Ken Lesser (Wethersfield)
The Policy Board comprises 41 members and constitutes CRCOG’s primary governing body.
CRCOG’s Executive Director, Matt Hart, stated, “Our Policy Board has wisely elected a proven slate of officers to lead the Board and our organization. We have several important projects and initiatives underway, and I appreciate the leadership, talent, and dedication that each of the officers brings to CRCOG. I look forward to working closely with them over the next two-year term to best serve our members, our residents, and our taxpayers.”
CRCOG is a voluntary council of governments formed to initiate and implement regional programs and initiatives to benefit its member towns and the region. CRCOG also serves as the region’s federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and economic development district (EDD). CRCOG is guided by the chief elected officials of its 38 Metro Hartford municipalities, who recognize that the future of its individual members is tied to the future of the region as a whole. CRCOG’s 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 professional staff team promotes 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