March 2019 / Issue 1
SAVE THE DATE!!!
CRCOG's 46th Annual Meeting
CRCOG's 2019 Annual Meeting at Real Art Ways
Please save the date for CRCOG's 46th Annual Meeting taking place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 , at Real Art Ways , 50 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT. The luncheon/meeting will be held from 12 Noon - 2pm. Cost will be $25pp. Questions? Please contact Kim Bona at kbona@crcog.org
***Invitations to follow.***
March is Purchasing Month
The National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) has designated the month of March as Purchasing Month and March 13, 2019 as Public Buyer’s Day. Maureen Goulet, Principal Program Manager at CRCOG and President of the Public Purchasing Association of Connecticut, encourages town leaders to express their thanks for the work that your procurement professionals do. In addition to purchasing goods and services, procurement professionals add value to their organizations by performing such functions as contract administration, developing strategic procurement strategies, risk management, sustainable procurement practices, development of specifications, development of procurement policies and procedures, supplier performance management and cultivating working relationships with both internal and external customers. 
OTHER CRCOG NEWS
American Heart Association’s Heartsaver course
CRCOG recently sponsored the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver course for all employees. The four hour training was conducted by members of New Britain Emergency Medical Services and included basic first aid, use of an automatic external defibrillator and CPR certification. Seventeen staff members took advantage of this opportunity and are now fully trained in CPR and the use of an AED.  
Upcoming CRCOG Meetings
March 12, 2019
Pike Pedestrian Sub-Committee Meeting
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 13, 2019
Executive Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 19, 2019
Municipal Services Meeting
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 21, 2019
Regional Planning Commission
7pm - 8:30pm
@ West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107 United States