Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments
Over the past five years, the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council has transformed from a provider of discrete transportation and land use planning services to an organization guided by a cooperative partnership between the Region’s six member municipalities: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
Today, we work with our municipal partners to identify a range of projects, funding opportunities and best practices that are strategic to achieving our shared vision for the Region. While we continue to provide high quality transportation and land use planning services, we have integrated conservation planning, brownfields assessment and remediation, economic development and planning for natural hazard mitigation with our core disciplines. The development of a Regional Geographic Information System and our success in securing a variety of discretionary grant funds have further supported this growth.
Our member municipalities are committed to a cooperative and proactive partnership that strengthens our region, home to the state’s most populous city as well as key transportation connections to metropolitan areas throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Our members’ have collaborated in identifying a new name that better reflects the strengths and assets of the region as a key economic center: Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments, or MetroCog.
Our new name coincides with the release of the draft Plan of Conservation and Development for the Connecticut METROCOG Region: Reconnect One Region (Note: PDF is quite large and will take some time to open). This plan will serve as a framework for future growth and development within the METROCOG Region and act as a strategy guide as local decisions are made regarding land use, transportation, housing, infrastructure, economic development and sustainability.