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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)
  • Timothy Griswold, First Selectman, Old Lyme (Vice Chair)
  • Bob McGarry, First Selectman, Haddam (Secretary)
  • Carl Fortuna, First Selectman, Old Saybrook (Treasurer)
  • Charlene Janecek, First Selectman, Chester
  • Karl Kilduff, Town Manager, Clinton
  • Angus McDonald, Jr., First Selectman, Deep River
  • George Eames, Durham
  • Irene Haines, First Selectman, East Haddam (At-Large Executive Committee Member)
  • David Cox, Town Manager, East Hampton (At-Large Executive Committee Member)
  • Norm Needleman, First Selectman, Essex
  • Nancy Gorski, First Selectman, Killingworth
  • David Lahm, First Selectman, Lyme
  • Robert Yamartino, First Selectman, Middlefield
  • Ben Florsheim, Mayor, Middletown
  • Ryan Curley, First Selectman, Portland
  • John Hall, First Selectman, Westbrook 

2022 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.

AS OF MARCH 2020 ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  • January 26 

  • February 23

  • March 23

  • April 27

  • May 25 

  • June 22

  • July 27

  • August – No Meeting

  • September 28

  • October 26

  • December 14 – 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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