Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG), a state leader in the innovation, development, advocation and application of regionalism, is a 16-town regional council of governments founded in 1987. NECCOG is a chief-elected official driven — organized forum for the member towns to discuss, facilitate and develop responses to issues of mutual concern. NECCOG’s member towns are Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Voluntown and Woodstock. Each municipality is represented by their respective chief-elected official. NECCOG is statutorily authorized, but has no regulatory power.
NECCOG is focused on achieving results for our member towns through regionalism — offering a range of voluntary – member initiated programs and services — depending on the collective and/or individual needs of our member towns. These programs include: transportation planning and project assistance; engineering; land use planning and regulation development; economic development; administrative assistance; animal services; transit administration; property revaluation; emergency preparedness; geographic information services and paramedic intercept services. Our regional approach to problem solving enables our member towns to achieve efficiencies and economies of scale that individually would be difficult to realize. NECCOG’s staff, acting as an extension of each member town, has a wide range of expertise and experience to address and assist our member towns with their collective and individual needs.