FAIRFIELD, Conn. — First Selectman Mike Tetreau has been elected chairman of the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG).
MetroCOG is a multi-discipline, regional planning organization with six member communities — Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton, Trumbull, Monroe and Stratford.
As one of nine planning regions in the state, MetroCOG is responsible for planning, project management, services and programs related to transportation, economic development, land use, housing, public facilities, open space, environment and energy for the region.
“State and federal woes make it more important than ever to ensure a strong regional alliance to bolster Fairfield and the Greater Bridgeport area. I look forward to helping our communities continue to receive funding for key projects that benefit us all.”
The Town of Fairfield has benefited from MetroCOG’s support, advocacy and assistance with funding on many projects over the years, including the Black Rock Turnpike Safety Study, pedestrian improvements to King Highway, partial or full bridge replacements and resurfacing and safety improvements along the Merritt Parkway.
The chief elected official of each member municipality serves as part of the governing body of the council. Tetreau previously served as secretary.
“I look forward to working closely with First Selectman Tetreau in his new capacity as MetroCOG Chairman and continuing our efforts to position the region as a vibrant place to live, work and do business,” said MetroCOG Executive Director Matthew Fulda. “Mike’s strong leadership will be an asset to MetroCOG and the entire region.”
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