RiverCOG, 145 Dennison Road, Essex, CT 06426      
(860) 581-8554 info@rivercog.org

The Council of Governments

The Council of Governments is comprised of the member municipalities Chief Executive Officials. As such, the RiverCOG is comprised of thirteen First Selectmen, one Mayor and three Town Managers.

Current Board Members

  • Anthony Salvatore, Town Manager, Cromwell (Chair)
  • Lauren Gister, First Selectman, Chester (Vice Chair)
  • Edward Bailey, First Selectman, Middlefield (Secretary)
  • Noel Bishop, First Selectman, Westbrook (Treasurer)
  • Karl Kilduff, Town Manager, Clinton
  • Angus McDonald, Jr., First Selectman, Deep River
  • Laura Francis, First Selectman, Durham
  • Robert Smith, First Selectman, East Haddam
  • David Cox, Town Manager, East Hampton
  • Norm Needleman, First Selectman, Essex
  • Robert McGarry, First Selectman, Haddam
  • Cathy Iino, First Selectman, Killingworth
  • Steve Mattson, First Selectman, Lyme
  • Ben Florsheim, Mayor, Middletown
  • Timothy Griswold, First Selectman, Old Lyme
  • Carl Fortuna, First Selectman, Old Saybrook
  • Susan Bransfield, First Selectman, Portland

2020 Schedule of Meeting Dates

The RiverCOG board holds public meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at our Essex office. 

  • January 22 

  • February 26

  • March 25

  • April 22

  • May 27 

  • June 24

  • July 22

  • August – No Meeting

  • September 23

  • October 28

  • December 2 – Combined with November

Partners of RiverCOG

 Links to some of our many partner organizations that the support and participate in the 17-town RiverCOG region.

Federal Partners

State Partners

Regional Partners

Municipal Partners

Transit Partners

Additional Partners


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