Regional Planning

Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1940s & 1950s 1947-1959 4 Shelton; Derby; Ansonia, Seymour         4 Shelton; Derby; Ansonia, Seymour
1960s 1960-1965 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 4 Shelton; Derby; Ansonia, Seymour         4 Shelton; Derby; Ansonia, Seymour
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1940s & 1950s 1958-1959 by end of the decade, up to 23 towns (from 22 towns) Marlborough   Capitol Region Planning Authority   13 by December 4, 1958. By 1959 21 of 23 towns  Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rockville, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks   OR   Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rockville, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks 1960 ann.rpt. Page 1 “Capitol Region originally defined by Connecticut Development Commission to include 22 municipalities.”    CRPA started at Capitol Region Planning Authorityand changed to Capitol Region Planning Agency.   “Capitol Region Planni ng Agency formed after 14 towns had passed regional planning ordinances.”  Nov. 18 1959 “Capitol Region was redefined by Connecticut Development Commission by adding Town of MARLBOROUGH…” 23 towns in region – 21 towns joined RPO by end of 1959. 19 by January 29, 1959. 20 by Mar 24. Only Tolland and Vernon not joined
1960s 1960-1967 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 started decade at 27, up to 30, then down to 29 Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks   Capitol Region Planning Agency (CRPA)    27 out of 29  Today, after three redefinitions, the Region is composed of 29 municipalities…   NUMBERS DON’T MATCH  On July 1, 1965, Rockville will become part of the consolidated town of Vernon, reducing the number of municipalities in the Region to 29.     p.I-3 says 27 Towns, 2 Consolidated Town and City. Later says “from the financial reports of the 29 municipal governments included in the Capitol Region.” Could be the cities within the towns. Date not clear. “On July 1, 1965, Rockville will become part of the consolidated town of Vernon, reducing the number of municipalities in the Region to 29.”
1970s 1970-1979 15 29 Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.   Capitol Region Council of Governments. 1973 merger of Capitol Region Council of Elected Officials and the Capitol Region Planning Agency.  27 of 29 in 1979. Membership varied over the decade from 28 of 29, 29 of 30 and finally 27 of 29
1980s 1980-1989 15 29? ? Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.   Capitol Region Council of Governments    29, then 27 of 29  Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.  Ellington and Somers not a member in Jan. 1982 Ctby#s “CRCOG will have grown to 38 member municipalities, with a total population of just under one million, and 1,047 square miles, the largest of the state’s regional planning agencies.  Joining CRCOG since July 1 are Berlin, Columbia, Coventry, Mansfield, Plainville, Southington, Willington and New Britain.  The new Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments will represent 19 towns and cities with a population of 448,738, over 420 square miles.”
1990s 1990-1999 15 29? ? Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.   Capitol Region Council of Governments        Ctby#s “CRCOG will have grown to 38 member municipalities, with a total population of just under one million, and 1,047 square miles, the largest of the state’s regional planning agencies.  Joining CRCOG since July 1 are Berlin, Columbia, Coventry, Mansfield, Plainville, Southington, Willington and New Britain.  The new Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments will represent 19 towns and cities with a population of 448,738, over 420 square miles.”
2000s 2000-2009 15 29? ? Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.     Capitol Region Council of Governments 29  
2010s 2010-2013 15, then 14 in 2013         Capitol Region Council of Governments 29 Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks
2010s 2014-2018 9 (down from 12) 38 Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Columbia, Coventry, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Willington, Windsor, Windsor Locks   Capitol Region Council of Governments CRCOG 38 Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Columbia, Coventry, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Willington, Windsor, Windsor Locks
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1960s 1965-1969   7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington 31-Dec-14 New Britain – Bristol Regional Planning Agency, then Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency December 30, 2014 planned to end after 45 years 6 of the 7 towns were members in 1965 Berlin, Bristol, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington. Not a member: Burlington
1970s 1970-1979 15 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington 31-Dec-14 Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency   CCRPA December 30, 2014 planned to end after 45 years 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington 1973 Burlington joined.
1980s 1980-1989 15 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington 31-Dec-14 Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency CCRPA December 30, 2014 planned to end after 45 years 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington
1990s 1990-1999 15 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington 31-Dec-14 Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency CCRPA 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington
2000s 2000-2009 15 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington   Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington
2010s 2010-2014 12, down from 15 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington   Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency   CCRPA 7 Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington December 30, 2014 planned to end after 45 years  CCRPA Website – ADA Advisory committee minutes 12/4/14: “The Connecticut of Office and Policy Management recommended CCRPA consolidate with the Capitol Region Council of Governments. Currently four member municipalities are pursuing consolidation with CRCOG while the remaining three are pursuing consolidation with neighboring regional planning organizations. Based on the statutes, CCRPA will cease to exist December 31, 2014.” http://www.ccrpa.org/  10/05/2014 “As the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA) prepares to go out of existence, the newly formed Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is advertising for an Executive Director.  It’s all part of a major shake-up of regional planning agencies in central Connecticut, prompted by the state legislature’s decision to reduce the number of regional planning agencies in the state from 15 to 9, as of January 1.  Among the by-products:  Bristol and New Britain are parting company.”
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2010s 2014         Central Connecticut Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO)   While mentioned in 2014, it seemed to be part of the transition period.
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1940s & 1950s 1959     Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury              
1960s 1960-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury   Central Naugatuck Valley RPA began July 1960. “Fully organized in 1963” p.6 G252pLd stau 13 of 13. By 1963 all towns participated Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury. All Participate
1970s 1970-1979 15 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury   CNVRPA. “Also has a “Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley” although not in conformance with statutes governing COGs. Actually, the body is a regional council of elected officials, established in 1970.” p.7 G252pLd stau 1970 had 13 of 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury
1980s 1980-1989 15 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury   CNVRPA. “Also has a “Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley” although not in conformance with statutes governing COGs. Actually, the body is a regional council of elected officials, established in 1970.” p.7 G252pLd stau Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley COGCNV 13 0f 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury
1990s 1990-1999 15 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury   CNVRPA. “Also has a “Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley” although not in conformance with statutes governing COGs. Actually, the body is a regional council of elected officials, established in 1970.” p.7 G252pLd stau Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley COGCNV 13 0f 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury
2000s 2000-2009 15 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury   Council of Governments of Central Naugatuck Valley 13 of 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury 13 of 13. By 1963 all towns participated
2010s 2010-2014 12, down from 15 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury   Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley 13 Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury to end December 31, 2014
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1965 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64                 Not in a region
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1965-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 9 (in 1965 there were 10 towns listed  Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook. 1965: Lyme; Old Lyme; Chester; Clinton; Deep River; East Haddam; Essex; Killingworth; Old Saybrook; Westbrook   Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency. “Fully organized in 1971.” p.7 G252pLd stau organized 1967; began functioning in 1968 7 of 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook.   NOT MEMBERS: Killingworth, Westbrook
1970s 1970-1979 15 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook   Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency. “Fully organized in 1971.” p.7 G252pLd stau  1970 had 7 of 9 towns as members. Killingworth and Westbrook joined in 1971 so that all towns participated Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook
1980s 1980-1989 15 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook   Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency 9 of 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook
1990s 1990-1999 15 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook   Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency 9 of 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook
2000s 2000-2009 15 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook   Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook
2010s 2010 15 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook   Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency 9 Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook In 2011, the Mid-State and Connecticut  River Estuary Planning Regions petitioned OPM to consolidate, and were officially redesignated as the Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region.  One year later,

the member municipalities of the new region completed the ratification process for becoming a RCOG. http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/igp/org/rpo_study_status_report.pdf

Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1960-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull. Easton not a member of RPO   Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency. “Operative since 1960.” p.7 G252pLd stau Oct. 25, 1960 5 0f 6 Bridgeport,Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull. ” Easton has never joined.” p.7 G252pLd stau
1970s 1970-1979 15 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull. Easton not a member of RPO   Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency. “Operative since 1960.” p.7 G252pLd stau 5 0f 6 Bridgeport,Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull. Easton had not joined. p.7 G252pLd stau
1980s 1980-1989 15 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull   Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency (GBRPA) “Operative since 1960.” p.7 G252pLd stau 6 of 6  Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull
1990s 1990-1999 15 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull   Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency (GBRPA) “Operative since 1960.” p.7 G252pLd stau 6 of 6  Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull
2000s 2000-2009 15 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull   Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull
2010s 2010-2014 12, down from 15 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull   Greater Bridgeport Regional Council   6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull
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2010s 2015-2018 9 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull   Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCog) 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull Map on page does not list Greater Bridgeport as an RCO, spreadsheet lists it as a region – 12/7/2017. The geographic region and member towns remain the same as former Greater Bridgeport region, but name has changed.
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1965 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64                 Not in a region
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1960s 1962-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64       Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials. Not listed in 1969 Register & Manual – yet began functioning in 1968 December, 1968 HVCEO “began functioning in Devember, 1968 although the final definition of the region wasn’t made until 1971” {P761ir pro page 26} CDC Rpt 62/63, pg.8 says “Final definition was made of the Housatonic Valley Region bringing to 14 the number of defined regions”
1970s 1970-1979 15 1971 saw the final definition of the region.   Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials, replacing Housatonic Valley Council of Governments at the beginning of the decade. In the 1970 Register & Manual, the RPO was not listed. 1971   8 of 10 towns by the end of decade. It started th edecade with 6 towns. Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield. NOT MEMBERS: New Fairfield, Sherman. 1971 members: Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield
1980s 1981-1989 15 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman   Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials HVCEO 10 of 10, although decade began with 8 of 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield.  Not a member in early part of decade: New Fairfield, Sherman
1990s 1990-1999 15 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman   Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials HVCEO 10 of 10, although decade began with 8 of 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield.  Not a member in early part of decade: New Fairfield, Sherman
2000s 2000-2009 15 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman   Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials HVCEO 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman
2010s 2010-2014 12, down from 15 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman   Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials HVCEO 10 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman
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1960s 1967-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester   Litchfield Hills Regional Planning Agency 10/17/1967 “…organized in 1968 with 9 of 11 towns belonging…” p.9 G252pLd stau 9 of 11 Barkhamsted, Goshen, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester. Colebrook and Hartland never belonged to RPO
1970s 1970-1979 15 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester   Litchfield Hills Regional Planning Agency “…organized in 1968 with 9 of 11 towns belonging…” p.9 G252pLd stau 9 of 11 Barkhamsted, Goshen, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester.  NOT Members: Colebrook and Hartland
1980s 1980 15 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester   Litchfield Hills RPA         1980 – planning agency disbanded by its nine towns
1980s 1981-1983 15 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester   No regional planning organization       15 Regions, 14 RPOs
1980s 1984-1989 15 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester   Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials (LHCEO) ? OR 10? Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester, Winsted   OR
Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winsted
Winsted is listed as member of LHCEO, but not listed on the map of region (inside of back cover/last page).  Winsted is listed as member of LHCEO, but not listed on the map of region (inside of back cover/last page)
not: Hartland, Winchester
Also same map and towns for Bulletin #2.  
1990s 1990-1999 15 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester   Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials (LHCEO) 11? OR 10? Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester, Winsted   OR
Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winsted
Winsted is listed as member of LHCEO, but not listed on the map of region (inside of back cover/last page).  Winsted is listed as member of LHCEO, but not listed on the map of region (inside of back cover/last page)
not: Hartland, Winchester
Also same map and towns for Bulletin #2.  
2000s 2000-2009 15 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester   Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials (LHCEO) 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester
2010s 2010-2013 14, down from 15       Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials (LHCEO). In 2012 Also Northwestern CT Regional Planning Cooperative listed 11 Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington, Winchester
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2010s 2013-2017 9, down from 14 17 Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook   Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments 17 Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook Map names the RCOs rather than the region, spreadlist lists towns by region.
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2010s 2015-2017 9 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull   Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments 6 Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull Region and towns remain the same as Greater Bridgeport region, but name of region has changed. Map names the RCOs rather than the region, spreadlist lists towns by region.
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1960s 1962-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 7, then 8 Midstate region redefined to include East Haddam Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland   Midstate Regional Planning Agency. “Fully organized in 1967.” p.7 G252pLd atau 1962   8 of 8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland
1970s 1970-1979 15 8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland   Midstate Regional Planning Agency. “Fully organized in 1967.” p.7 G252pLd atau 1962   8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland
1980s 1980-1989 15 8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland   Midstate Regional Planning Agency (MRPA) 1962   8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland
1990s 1990-1999 15 8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland   Midstate Regional Planning Agency (MRPA) 1962   8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland
2000s 2000-2009 15 8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland   Midstate Regional Planning Agency   8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland
2010s 2010 15 8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland   Midstate Regional Planning Agency   8 Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland In 2011, the Mid-State and Connecticut  River Estuary Planning Regions petitioned OPM to consolidate, and were officially redesignated as the Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region.  One year later,

the member municipalities of the new region completed the ratification process for becoming a RCOG. http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/igp/org/rpo_study_status_report.pdf

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2010s 2015-2017 9       Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments 19 Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bristol, Cheshire, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury AnnRpt 2015/16 “The former Council of Governments Central Naugatuck Valley has administered a regional household hazardous waste program for many years, the merged NVCOG continues the efforts of this program. ” page 12: “The NVCOG serves as the host agency for the Central Naugatuck Valley MPO and 
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1960s 1965         New Britain-Bristol Regional Planning Agency 7 Berlin; Bristol; Burlington; New Britain; Plainville; Southington; Plymouth Valley region creates several administrative burdens and inconsistencies with the federal metropolitan planning process. The NVCOG is working to rectify the misalignment of the planning boundaries and create a Naugatuck Valley MPO that is coterminous with the NVCOG planning region.”
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2010s 2017 9 16 Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Woodstock   Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments 16 Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Woodstock Map names the RCOs rather than the region, spreadlist lists towns by region. Spreadsheet says Northeast CT, map says Northeastern
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1960s 1965-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64   Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnum, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock.  All participate   Northeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. “Fully organized in 1969.” p.8 G252pLd stau 10 towns in 1965 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnum, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock.  All participate 
1970s 1970-1979 15 10 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock   Northeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. In 1978 NECRPA and regional was described as North Eastern, rather than Northeastern “Fully organized in 1969.” p.8 G252pLd stau 10 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Planfield, Pomfret, Putnum, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock
1980s 1980-1989 15 10 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock   Northeastern Connecticut Council Of Governments (founded in 1987), although the decade opened with Northeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. Founded in 1987. 10 of 10 Brooklyn; Canterbury; Eastford; Killingly; Plainfield; Pomfret; Putnam; Sterling; Thompson; Woodstock
1990s 1990-1999 15 10 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock     Founded in 1987. 10 of 10 Brooklyn; Canterbury; Eastford; Killingly; Plainfield; Pomfret; Putnam; Sterling; Thompson; Woodstock
2000s 2000-2009 15 10 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Woodstock   Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG) 10 of 10 Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Woodstock The 2014-15 marks a new era for NECCOG in terms of towns served and geography covered.  Four towns, Chaplin, Hampton, Scotland and Voluntown became members of NECCOG during the 2013-14 fiscal year.  The four new towns joined the original ten towns of NECCOG and the towns of Union (2001) and Ashford (2007) to form a solidly rural regional council of governments.   The new additions to NECCOG are the result of regional consolidations initiated by the Connecticut General Assembly.
2010s 2010-2013 14, down from 15 12, up from 10 Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Woodstock   Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG) 12 Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Woodstock The 2014-15 marks a new era for NECCOG in terms of towns served and geography covered.  Four towns, Chaplin, Hampton, Scotland and Voluntown became members of NECCOG during the 2013-14 fiscal year.  The four new towns joined the original ten towns of NECCOG and the towns of Union (2001) and Ashford (2007) to form a solidly rural regional council of governments.   The new additions to NECCOG are the result of regional consolidations initiated by the Connecticut General Assembly.  ” Also, the Town of Ashford petitioned to be redesignated from the Windham Planning Region to the Northeastern Connecticut Planning Region, and this petition
was granted by OPM in 2012.” http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/igp/org/rpo_study_status_report.pdf
2010s 2014-2017 9, down from 12 16 Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Woodstock   Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments 16 Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Woodstock
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2010s 2014-2017 9, down from 12 21 Barkhamsted, Burlington, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winchester   Northwest Hills Council of Governments   21 Barkhamsted, Burlington, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winchester Map names the RCOs rather than the region, spreadlist lists towns by region.
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1965-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 9 Canaan; Cornwall; Kent; North Canaan; Roxbury; Salisbury; Sharon; Warren; Washington   Not in 1969 Register & Manual        
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1970s 1970-1979 15 9 Canaan; Cornwall; Kent; North Canaan; Roxbury; Salisbury; Sharon; Warren; Washington   Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. Not listed in the 1970 or 1971 Register & Manual. “Fully functional since 1973.” p.8 G252pLd stau 8 of 9 Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington
1980s 1980-1989 15 9 Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington   Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments (NWCCOG), although decade began with Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 9 of 9 Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington
1990s 1990-1999 15 9 Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington   Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments (NWCCOG), although decade began with Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 9 of 9 Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington
2000s 2000-2009 15 9 Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington   Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments (NWCCOG) 9 Canaan (Falls Village), Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington
2010s 2010-2013 14, down from 15 9 Canaan (Falls Village), Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington   Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments Dec. 31, 2013 9 Canaan (Falls Village), Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Washington
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1940s & 1950s 1947-1959 1       Regional Planning Authority of the South Central Region     In 1947, the General Assembly enacted legislation allowing two or more contiguous towns with planning commissions to form a regional planning authority. In 1948, a few municipalities in our region were the first to take advantage of the opportunity and formed the Regional Planning Authority of the South Central Region. By 1960, the authority was serving all fifteen towns in the region. In 1985, the South Central Regional Council of Governments was established per state statutes with the approval of each legislative body from the fifteen municipalities.
1960s 1960-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. Are participate   Regional Planning Agency of South Central Connecticut “Fully operative by 1962, although in 1948 it began functioning as the state’s first, and for a long time, only, regional planning authority.” p.8 G252pLd stau Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. Are participated by 1963
1970s 1970-1979 15 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. Are participate   Regional Planning Agency of South Central Connecticut “Fully operative by 1962, although in 1948 it began functioning as the state’s first, and for a long time, only, regional planning authority.” p.8 G252pLd stau 15 of 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge
1980s 1980-1989 15 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. Are participate   South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) founded in 1985?. Decade began with Regional Planning Agency of South Central Connecticut 15 0f 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge
1990s 1990-1999 15 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. Are participate   South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) 15 0f 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge
2000s 2000-2009 15 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge   South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) 15 0f 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge
2010s 2010-2017 9, down from 15 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge   South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) 15 Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge Map names the RCOs rather than the region, spreadlist lists towns by region.  SCRCOG is one of nine Councils of Governments (COGs) in Connecticut. For federally-mandated transportation planning purposes, several of the COGs, including SCRCOG, have been designated as Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).”
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1962-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Wilton, Weston, Westport. Not Members: Greenwich, New Canaan (Official Observer), Wilton (Official Observer)   Southwestern Regional Planning Agency (Conn.) SWRPA “First organized in 1962; all towns in region joined by 1976.” 23-Oct-14 5 Darien, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport. Not Members: Greenwich, New Canaan (Official Observer), Wilton (Official Observer) Reg&Man lists RPO as “Southwestern” not “South Western”
1970s 1970-1979 15 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton   South Western Regional Planning Agency (Conn.) SWRPA “First organized in 1962; all towns in region joined by 1976.” 23-Oct-14 8 of 8, although the decade began with 5 towns Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton 5 of 8 towns members. 1970/71 p. 2 “New Canaan joined at the mid-point of the fiscal year.” 1970/71 p.3 Wilton is non-member with an official observer. Darien, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport. Wilton joined 10/26/1976
1980s 1980-1989 15 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton   South Western Regional Planning Agency (Conn.) SWRPA “First organized in 1962; all towns in region joined by 1976.” 23-Oct-14 8 of 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton
1990s 1990-1999 15 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton   South Western Regional Planning Agency (Conn.) SWRPA 1962 23-Oct-14 8 of 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton
2000s 2000-2009 15 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton   Southwestern Regional Planning Agency (Conn.) SWRPA 1962 23-Oct-14 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton
2010s 2010-2014 12 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton   Southwestern Regional Planning Agency (Conn.) SWRPA 1962 “First organized in 1962; all towns in region joined by 1976.” 23-Oct-14 8 of 8 Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1961-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 18 Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford.  NOT member: Voluntown. Colchester added at some point after 1964   Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 1/1/1961 10/1/1992   Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Waterford.  NOT member: Voluntown
1970s 1970-1979 15 18 Bozrah; Colchester, East Lyme; Franklin; Griswold; Groton; Ledyard; Lisbon; Montville; New London; North Stonington; Norwich; Preston; Salem; Sprague; Stonington; Voluntown; Waterford   Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 1/1/1961 10/1/1992   Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford Decade began with 7 towns. …fully functional with all eligible towns by 1971. p.8 G252pLd stau  Membership numbers vary due to inclusion of incorporated cities, boroughs, etc.
1980s 1980-1989 15 18 Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford   Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 1/1/1961 10/1/1992 18 out of 18 Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford
1990s 1990-1999 15 18 Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford   Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency 1/1/1961 10/1/1992 18 out of 18 Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford
2000s 2000-2009 15 18 Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, Waterford   Southeastern Connecticut Councils of Governments 20 – including cities and boroughs Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton (City), Groton (Town) Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Stonington (Borough), Voluntown, Waterford
2010s 2017 9, down from 15 19, up from 18 Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Waterford, Windham   Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments 10/1/1992   19 – including cities and boroughs Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Waterford, Windham Map names the RCOs rather than the region, spreadlist lists towns by region. Map and Spreadsheet names vary slightly
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1965   Undefined             Not in a region
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1960s 1965               10 Barkhamsted; Colebrook; Goshen; Harwinton; Litchfield; Morris; New Hartford; Norfolk; Torrington; Winchester
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1965-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64       N/A          
1970s 1970-1979 15 2 Stafford, Union   N/A         Not in a region
1980s 1980-1989 15 2 Stafford, Union   N/A         Not in a region
1990s 1990-1999 15 2 Stafford, Union   N/A         Not in a region
2000s 2000-2009 15 1, down from 2 Stafford, Union   N/A         Union petitioned to join Northeastern  Connecticut  Planning Region in 2001. “In  fact,  two of  the modifications  were  to  accommodate  petitions  from  the  Towns  of  Union  (2001)  and Stafford  (2010)  to join  the
Northeastern  Connecticut  Planning Region and the Capitol Planning Region, respectively, as these were the only two municipalities that had not previously been designated in one
of the originally established planning regions. http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/igp/org/rpo_study_status_report.pdf
2010s 2010     Stafford petitioned to join Capitol Planning Region             “In  fact,  two of  the modifications  were  to  accommodate  petitions  from  the  Towns  of  Union  (2001)  and Stafford  (2010)  to join  the
Northeastern  Connecticut  Planning Region and the Capitol Planning Region, respectively, as these were the only two municipalities that had not previously been designated in one
of the originally established planning regions.” http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/igp/org/rpo_study_status_report.pdf
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1966-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Regional Planning Agency. “There is also a ‘Valley Council of Governments,’ but the two organizations exist as separate entities and the Council is organized as a council of elected officials and not in accoirdance with statutes as a council of government.” p.9 G252pLd stau “Fully functional since 1967.” p.9 G252pLd stau 30-Dec-14 4 of 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
1980s 1980-1989 15 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Regional Planning Agency. “There is also a ‘Valley Council of Governments,’ but the two organizations exist as separate entities and the Council is organized as a council of elected officials and not in accoirdance with statutes as a council of government.” p.9 G252pLd stau 1970 30-Dec-14 4 of 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
1990s 1990-1999 15 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Regional Planning Agency. “There is also a ‘Valley Council of Governments,’ but the two organizations exist as separate entities and the Council is organized as a council of elected officials and not in accoirdance with statutes as a council of government.” p.9 G252pLd stau Fully functional since 1967. p.9 G252pLd stau 30-Dec-14 4 of 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
2000s 2000 15 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Council of Elected Officials   6 Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton
2000s 2001 15 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Council of Elected Officials   7 Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton
2000s 2006 15 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Council of Governments   4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
2000s 2000-2009 15 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Regional Planning Agency. “There is also a ‘Valley Council of Governments,’ but the two organizations exist as separate entities and the Council is organized as a council of elected officials…” p.9 G252pLd stau Fully functional since 1967. p.9 G252pLd stau 30-Dec-14 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
2010s 2010-2014 12, down from 15 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton   Valley Regional Planning Agency. “There is also a ‘Valley Council of Governments,’ but the two organizations exist as separate entities and the Council is organized as a council of elected officials…” p.9 G252pLd stau 1970 30-Dec-14 4 Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton formed in 1970. Ctby#s “The newly formed Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) will replace the Council of Governments of Central Naugatuck Valley and the Valley Council of Governments plus add two towns from the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency – Bristol and Plymouth.”
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2010s 2014-2017 9, down from 12 18 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Milford, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton   Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) 10/23/2014   18 Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Milford, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton Map names the RCOs rather than the region, spreadlist lists towns by region. Map and Spreadsheet names vary slightly
Decade Yr no Reg No towns Reg Towns Reg end RPO Start RPO End RPO No towns RPO towns RPO notes
1960s 1965-1969 14 in 1962-1963; 7 RPOs in 1962-64             10 Lebanon; Ashford; Chaplin; Hampton; Columbia; Coventry; Mansfield; Scotland; Windham; Willington
1970s 1970-1979 15 11 Ashford; Chaplin; Columbia; Coventry; Hampton; Lebanon; Mansfield; Scotland; Windham; Willington, Willimantic   Windham Regional Planning Agency “Fully functional with all eliglible members since 1970.” p.9 G252pLd stau 11 of 11 Ashford; Chaplin; Columbia; Coventry; Hampton; Lebanon; Mansfield; Scotland; Windham; Willington, Willimantic
1980s 1980-1989 15 11 Ashford; Chaplin; Columbia; Coventry; Hampton; Lebanon; Mansfield; Scotland; Windham; Willington, Willimantic   Windham Regional Planning Agency “Fully functional with all eliglible members since 1970.” p.9 G252pLd stau 11 of 11 Ashford; Chaplin; Columbia; Coventry; Hampton; Lebanon; Mansfield; Scotland; Windham; Willington, Willimantic
1990s 1990-1999 15 11 Ashford; Chaplin; Columbia; Coventry; Hampton; Lebanon; Mansfield; Scotland; Windham; Willington, Willimantic   WRCOG          
2000s 2000-2009 15             9 Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Hampton, Lebanon, Mansfield, Scotland, Windham
2010s 2010-2013 14, down from 15       Windham Region Council of Governments 9 Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Hampton, Lebanon, Mansfield, Scotland, Willington, Windham  Also, the Town of Ashford petitioned to be redesignated from the Windham Planning Region to the Northeastern Connecticut Planning Region, and this petition
was granted by OPM in 2012. http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/igp/org/rpo_study_status_report.pdf
2010s 2014 12, down from 15       Not in 2014 Register & Manual        
2010s 2013                   Oct. 1 2013 “As of the date of this report’s publication, there are currently thirteen planning regions in Connecticut (down from the original fifteen).  ” page 7  http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/igp/org/rpo_study_status_report.pdf