The Northwest Hills Council of Governments


Jan. 31st: “5th Thursday” on Town Data and POCD Implementation

On January 31, 2019 from 6:30pm-8pm we will hold our next 5th Thursday forum for land use commission members. At this forum attendees will receive and discuss updated data for their town on demographics, housing, and economic development to inform their planning work, hear about progrRead more

Jan. 29th: NWCT Economic Development Summit 2019

Join us for the 4th annual NWCT Economic Development Summit being held this year at Norfolk’s Infinity Hall on Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30pm. For more details contact us or click here. NWCT Economic Development Summit 2019: Think Regionally, Act Locally: Connecting NWCT to FibRead more

Oct. 17th: Planning for Agritourism on NWCT Farms

On Wednesday, October 17th @ 6:30pm, NHCOG will host a forum on “Planning for Agritourism” with guest speaker Joan Nichols of the CT Farm Bureau and area farmers.  Topics covered will include what is agritourism, its economic impact, zoning regulations for agritourism, andRead more

Aug. 30th “5th Thursdays” forum on Sustainable CT & Solar, Wind, and Farm Regulations

We will hold our next “5th Thursdays” forum for local planning, zoning, and conservation commission members on August 30th at 6:30pm at the NHCOG office.  The special topics for this session will be “Sustainable CT & Solar, Wind, and Farm Regulations”.  PleRead more

New Regional Plan to grow jobs, attract new residents and support small businesses

The 21-town Northwest Connecticut region has a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The new 2018 CEDS lays out priority action steps that will be taken over the next five years to grow economic opportunity in our towns.  To see a summary of the CEDS initiatives or dRead more
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Northwest Hills Council of Governments

The NHCOG is a coordinating body for chief elected officials maintained by twenty-one municipalities in northwest Connecticut. NHCOG’s mission is to make Northwest Connecticut a better place to live, do business, and visit by providing a forum for local officials to discuss issues of inter-municipal concern, promote regional cooperation, and direct various regional initiatives to enhance government planning, efficiency and service delivery.