Welcome to the website of the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments, or "RiverCOG".
The RiverCOG has seventeen member towns, the northernmost having comprised the former Midstate Region, and the southernmost nine comprising the former Estuary Region. Those towns include Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook. Four of the member towns directly front Long Island Sound while twelve directly front the Connecticut River. Three only three towns have no frontage on these water bodies but are connected to the region by the similar characteristics with the other RiverCOG towns.
The RiverCOG brings together local governments to coordinate land use and transportation planning on a regional basis. RiverCOG provides a forum to foster communication and collaboration among its member municipalities in identifying and addressing these and other regional issues.
Feel free to visit the RiverCOG office Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Our location is in the historic 1787 Elisha Mather House located at 145 Dennison Road in the Centerbrook village section of Essex. You can reach us at (860) 581-8554 or email us at email@example.com.