Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments


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. SCCOG 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. SCCOG is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation within southeastern Connecticut. SCCOG membership also includes the Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket-Pequot Tribes (affiliate, non-voting members), CT Department of Transportation (non-voting), and Southeast Area Transit (SEAT, votes on MPO matters).

Primary focus areas of SCCOG are regional planning, which includes producing studies and plans that affect the responsible development of the region; transportation planning and prioritization of State and Federal transportation funding, as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); and providing regional services, which include staffing assistance to local land use commissions and exploring additional avenues for cost savings and inter-municipal cooperation.

Regional Planning

Duties assigned to Councils of Governments in Connecticut include establishing a plan of conservation and development for the region, assisting member municipalities, as well as State and other public and private agencies, and performing a variety of advisory review functions. SCCOG undertakes numerous studies and initiatives each year, under the guidance of member municipalities.

Transportation Planning

Under Federal transportation law, SCCOG functions as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), responsible for coordinating transportation planning in southeastern Connecticut.

Regional and Other Services

In addition to its statutorily assigned duties, SCCOG’s functions include providing a basis for intergovernmental cooperation, aiding in the solution of regional issues, serving as a technical resource to its member municipalities, and providing a collective voice for the region.


Public Information Meeting/ Reunión Pública: Gold Star Memorial Bridge Shared Use Path/Pedestrian Improvements

A hybrid public meeting will be held June 24, 2024, 7 PM, online and at New London City Hall, 181 State Street, New London.

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Chelsea Harbor/Downtown Norwich Mobility Study Public Information Meeting

A Public Information Meeting for the Chelsea Harbor/Downtown Norwich Mobility Study will be held on June 5, 2024 from 5-7 PM at Norwich City Hall. This Public Information Meeting will provide an opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about proposed recommendations and options for transportation safety improvements and circulation changes for downtown Norwich. Attendees will be able to provide feedback to the Project Team about the recommendations and get questions answered. This feedback will be critical for guiding the final recommendations of the Chelsea Harbor/Downtown Norwich Mobility Study. Refreshments and pizza will be provided. Children are welcome.

Press Release 05/21/2024

Employment Opportunities

SCCOG is currently seeking candidates for Residential Building Inspector Trainee. Please visit for information.