The Northwest Hills Council of Governments


Aug. 31st “5th Thursdays Forum”

This “5th Thursdays” forum for NHCOG region land use commission members will include a discussion of regulating short term rentals (like Airbnb) and an overview of new planning/zoning related laws passed in the last legislative session. Details below.  RSVP today. Hear aboRead more

Public Comment Requested – Regional Trails

NHCOG is excited to announce that ​draft versions of ​our Regional Trails Maps and Connectivity Assessment are now available for ​review! This project included a variety of products, carefully created by our consultant, Housatonic Valley Association. The products are an interactive onRead more

NHCOG Releases DRAFT Regional Plan of Conservation & Development

The NHCOG Board has approved the draft Regional Plan of Conservation and Development. It is available on our website’s “Regional Plan” webpage for review and public comment.  A public hearing on the draft Plan will be held in September.Read more

June 29th 5th Thursdays Forum

The “5th Thursdays” forum for NHCOG region land use commission members will include brief presentations on draft 2018 State Plan of Conservation & Development Locational Guide Map, the draft Regional Land Use Policy Guide Map, and draft Regional Plan of Conservation &aRead more

RFP: Houbike Trail Alignment Study

NHCOG is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a trail alignment study for the proposed HouBike Trail from Kent,CT to Cornwall Bridge, CT. For the full request for proposals for this Study, click here. There are several possibilities for moving the HouBike trail off of Rt. 7 on thRead more
Northwest Connecticut Regional Trails

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.