The Northwest Hills Council of Governments


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

Request for Information (RFI) for Regional GIS & Parcel Viewer Platform in Western Connecticut

WestCOG and NHCOG seek Vendors with expertise in the IT/geospatial, CAMA data, and Parcel domains for the creation of a Regional GIS and Parcel Viewer Platform for 39 municipalities in Western Connecticut. Vendors should describe solutions that are cost-effective, simple to maintain, Read more

Dates for Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The two regional household hazardous waste (HHW) collection days for 2018 will be June 2 (Falls Village) and October 13 (Torrington). Check out our HHW page for more information on where, what to bring, and how to attend.Read 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.