We’re excited to welcome Laura Rosenbluth to CRCOG! She is the Executive Assistant to Matt Hart, Executive Director of CRCOG. Laura is active in many aspects of CRCOG; she participates in the timeline progress of projects, meetings, and calendar management. Before CRCOG, Laura worked as a bookkeeper and administrative assistant in the public school system. […]

Come join our team! The Capitol Region Council of Governments is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and visionary professional to serve as its Director of Regional Planning and Development. This position reports to the Executive Director and will be responsible for leading a talented team of planning and development staff. This position is responsible for leading [...]
General InformationGeneral Information The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) allocated $1.2 trillion appropriated under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to improve infrastructure, generate good-paying jobs, confront the climate crisis, grow the economy equitably, and create a transportation system that works for every American. Connecticut's share is estimated to be $6.04 billion delivered in [...]

860-724-4706 E-Mail Before joining CRCOG, Kyle was the Senior Planner for Comprehensive Planning & Special Projects for the Town of Manchester. He worked on redevelopment projects, housing, economic development, parks & recreation master planning, land acquisition, and other initiatives. He serves on Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA’s) Government Relations Committee, and his […]

Phone-860-724-4701 E-Mail As CRCOG’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Coordinator and Principal Program Manager, Elizabeth is pleased to use her experience as an American Institute Certified Planner, Connecticut Professional Landscape Architect, and Zoning Enforcement Officer to implement regional plans that will bring meaningful, sustainable, and equitable change to the Capitol Region. Elizabeth lives in rural Connecticut […]

Through a competitive RFP process, CRCOG recently contracted with Daniel Penn Associates, LLC to provide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI + B) training and services to our member municipalities.   What is DEI+B?   DEI+B refers to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Organizations that embrace diversity and have an equitable and inclusive culture outperform environments [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Hartford, CT, Dec. 21, 2021 – Today, the Capitol Region Council of Governments at a special meeting of its Policy Board appointed Matt Hart as their new Executive Director. Mr. Hart will bring extensive experience in municipal government and strategic leadership to the organization.  “Matt Hart has been an effective, and well-known leader from municipal government from the Hartford […]

A new report commissioned by the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission estimates significant economic benefits would result from two sets of proposed passenger rail improvements. The improvements, which include finishing the Hartford Line and connecting it to Worcester, Massachusetts, would have a transformative effect on regional and state economies. The report projects between $47 and $84 billion in new regional Gross Domestic Product over 30 years would result from the $6 to $9 billion rail investment. This investment would reconstitute a 21st century version of the prior Inland Route—regular train service from Boston to New York via Worcester, Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven, which the region has now lacked for decades.

The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) has engaged with CRCOG to lead the Active Transportation component of DPH’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant. CRCOG has been awarded funding for a minimum of 2 years, during which approximately $300,000 has been allocated for “Complete Streets Training” and “Complete Streets Implementation Projects.” The trainings aim to address a variety of active transportation related issues across the state, and could include presentations, workshops, or other methods of sharing information about (including but not limited to) benefits on complete streets, implementing tactical urbanism, best practices and case studies for Connecticut towns, and more. The implementation projects aim to help implement complete streets and improve active transportation and can include on-the-ground demonstration projects (i.e. curb bump outs), complete streets policy creation, small area plans, and more.