The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty-two towns, cities and boroughs formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues facing Southeastern Connecticut. The Council was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been in existence since January 1961.

For more information on each town, click on the town name above.

Current SCCOG News

Free Land Use Commissioner Training:
SCCOG will host two FREE training events for land use commissioners on April 11th and April 25th, at 6:30pm.
The training sessions will be provided by Bruce Hyde, AICP, the Director of the Land Use Academy, University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR).
Click HERE for more information.

Proposed Fare Increases and Service Reductions (CT DOT):
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) has announced a series of seven public hearings regarding proposed bus and rail fare increases and service reductions.
More information may be found below.
Press Release
Public Hearing: New London
New London City Hall, Council Chambers
 Wednesday, February 28, 2018
 5:00pm - 8:00pm
 181 State Street, New London, CT

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments Shared Services Opportunity Study:
The Southeastern Connecticut Shared Services Opportunity Study documents current examples of shared services by the twenty-two SCCOG-member communities, identifies new opportunities for sharing, evaluates potential costs and benefits, and outlines necessary steps for implementation of shared services.
Final Report
Presentation to COG members (1/17/18)

Special Transportation Fund (STF)- Department of Transportation Operating and Capital Budget Impacts:
Commissioner James Redeker, of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, addressed the SCCOG and SEAT boards of directors in a joint meeting, January 17, 2018, regarding the State's Special Transportation Fund (STF).
The Commissioner's presentation may be viewed HERE.

Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan:
SCCOG has completed its Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2017. The plan may be viewed HERE.
The plan has beed approved by FEMA pending adoption by individual SCCOG-member municipalities

Joint Land Use Study:
At their December 7th meeting, the JLUS Technical and Policy Committees endorsed the final JLUS plan. The JLUS is a cooperative land use planning effort between the Naval Submarine Base in Groton and the City of Groton, Town of Groton, Town of Ledyard, Town of Montville, City of New London, and Town of Waterford. The project was sponsored by the SCCOG and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. Questions or comments may be emailed to SCCOG Executive Director James S. Butler at or by calling 860-889-2324.
The final plan may be viewed HERE
A four-page summary of the JLUS can be found HERE