Attention:  Effective January 1, 2015.  The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is a new regional planning organization, the result of a state-mandated merger of existing regional planning organizations: the Valley Council of Governments (VCOG) and the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley (COGCNV). Additionally, the communities of Bristol and Plymouth have voted to join the new NVCOG.

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is a forum for chief elected officials to discuss issues of common concern and to develop programs to address them on a regional level. Fundamentally, NVCOG is a planning organization, concerned with transportation, land use, environmental and emergency planning for the Naugatuck Valley Region (NVR). NVCOG sets regional priorities for a variety of federal and state funding programs, oversees regional programs for member municipalities, and provides technical assistance to municipalities, state and federal agencies, local organizations, and the general public.



December 17, 2014
In recent years the Waterbury bus system has seen explosive ridership growth. The Waterbury Regional Transit Study (WATS) will recommend ways to improve bus service in the City and surrounding towns.

Top Publications

July 24, 2008
Regional Plan of Conservation and Development 2008
July 15, 2011
Long Range Regional Transportation Plan 2011-2040
October 3, 2014
Naugatuck Valley Regional Profile 2014
February 15, 2014
Economic Profile 2013
Naugatuck River Greenway

After 20 years of revitalization, the Naugatuck River has been transformed into a healthy ecosystem that attracts anglers, hikers, kayakers, and cyclers throughout the municipalities that border the river. The Naugatuck River Greenway is a proposed 44-mile linear trail that runs along the river. Segments of the trail have already been built. COGCNV has worked with member municipalities to produce feasibility studies which will enable each city and town on the river to begin the process of acquiring funding to build and connect the trails.


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