Meetings and Events
Page devoted to the schedule of meetings and Pop-Up events
Meetings and Events
We've completed the initial phase of our public process supporting the preparation of the RiverCOG Regional Plan of Conservation and Development! Thank you to all of those who came out to either or both of the two meetings in Westbrook and Middletown and thank you to those who participated during the Pop-up events through the summer! Our follow-up meeting is scheduled for late January or early February of 2018. At that time we'll be presenting what we've found through our public process and look for your thoughts and suggestions on the issues that have been identified as important to you, the residents and visitors to the Lower Connecticut River Valley region. Once that meeting has been completed, we will be drafting the Plan with the presentation of the draft occurring in late May or early June of 2018. Following revision of the draft as informed by you, the public, the required 65 day comment period will commence some time in September, 2018 with final adoption occurring by the end of 2018.
COMPLETED: Meeting #1b , UpperRiverCOG Region. Saturday, September 16, 2017, Wesleyan University, Middletown 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
COMPLETED: Meeting #1a, Lower RiverCOG Region. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Westbrook Town Hall, 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Meeting Summary, September 16, 2017 (TBA) PowerPoint Presentation from Meeting (TBA)
Once we tie down the specific date and location of the next meeting, we'll be looking for an idea of whether you think you'll be joining us. We'll keep you informed through this website. And, thanks again for your assistance in making this Plan the best it can be!
Pop-up Events - RiverCOG has finished its series of eight "pop-up" events. The pop-ups were designed to inform the public about RiverCOG and about the Regional Plan process while also gathering basic demographic information from people attending those events. That information has been used to inform the process that was used to conduct our two kick-off meetings held in Westbrook on August 17, 2017 and in Middletown on September 16, 2017. The gathered information will be used to inform our process as we head toward our next meeting scheduled for late January or early February of 2018. The pop-up events included:
COMPLETED: North End Farmers Market, 575 Main Street, Middletown; Friday, September 8th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COMPLETED: East Haddam Farmers' Farmer, Ballek's Garden - 90 Maple Ave, East Haddam; Wednesday, September 13th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
COMPLETED: Cromwell Farmers Market, Frisbee Park; Friday, August 25, 2017, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
COMPLETED: Parmelee Farms Farmers' Market, Parmlee Farm, Killingworth; Sunday, August 8th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COMPLETED: Beach Pop-up, Westbrook Town Beach, Seaside Avenue; Sunday, August 6, 2017, Noon to 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.
COMPLETED: Old Lyme Midsummer Festival, Old Lyme Town Hall, Lyme Street; Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COMPLETED: Old Saybrook Farmer's Market, Porter Plaza, Main Street; Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COMPLETED: Durham Farmer's Market, Town Green, Durham; Thursday, Thursday, July 6, 2017 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.