The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments

2019 RiverCOG Legislative Agenda

  • Aerial of lower river
  • Parmelee Property, Killingworth
  • Blue Oar Restaurant
  • Sidewalk in Middletown
  • Lyman Orchard
  • Chester Station
  • Riverfront Development, Deep River
  • Goodspeed Bridge
  • Covered Bridge, East Hampton
  • Auto Parade
  • Gillette Castle
  • Camp Claire, Lyme
  • Valley RR Locomotive
  • Waters Edge
  • Cromwell Meadows
  • Chester Ferry
  • Canoe in Pratt Cove, Deep River
  • Hamburg Cove, Lyme
  • Goodspeed
  • Feeding Ducks
  • Kleen Energy, Middletown
  • Lake Beseck
  • Essex Boats
  • Row Boat
  • Valley RR Locomotive
  • Winter Sunset, Essex
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown
  • CT River in Portland and East Hampton
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Valley RR Steam Train
  • Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, East Haddam
  • Vendor from the Durham Fair
  • Flag, Fenwick
  • Roaring Brook
  • Chester Ferry
  • Sturgeon, CT River
  • Aerial Photo of Portland
  • NRG Plant, Middletown
  • Deep River Muster
  • Bull Pull, Chester Fair
  • Chester Marinas Aerial
  • Durham Firetruck
  • Kid City
  • Railroad Bridge
  • Portland Barn
  • Sailboat, Westbrook
  • Durham Barn
  • Goodspeed Opera and Gelston House Restaurant
  • Lyman Orchards Strawberries
  • Oyster River, Old Saybrook
  • Snow, Middlefield
  • Portland Brownstone Quarry
  • Goodspeed Bridge
  • Pavillion
  • TPC Cromwell
  • Goodspeed Bridge
  • Durham Barn
  • Meadow in Fog
  • Middletown Courthouse Building
  • Deep River Town Hall

Welcome to the website of the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments, or "RiverCOG".

The RiverCOG has seventeen member towns including 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 towns have no frontage on these water bodies but are connected to the region by the similar characteristics with the other RiverCOG towns.

Towns of the RiverCOG Region

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

145 Dennison Road
Essex, CT 06426
(860) 581-8554

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