November 2019 / Issue 2
CRCOG Hosts Lincoln Institute for Land Policy's Consortium for Scenario Planning's Annual Conference
On November 6-8th in Hartford CRCOG hosted the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy's Consortium for Scenario Planning Conference. CRCOG is a member of the Consortium for Scenario Planning and holds a seat on its Board of Directors. Lincoln Institute holds this conference annually in different cities around the country with the last two conferences being held in Denver, CO and Columbus, OH. The conference brings together attendees from across the country, from academic institutions, private companies, MPOs, cities and non-profit organizations. This year's conference brought nearly 80 people to Hartford and allowed CRCOG the opportunity to showcase the region - a CT fastrak tour was a part of the agenda - as well as present a preliminary exercise conducted internally over the summer to get staff up to speed with utilizing the agency's newly acquired Urban Footprint tool. The Policy & Planning and Transportation Planning staff worked closely together to conduct this first foray into scenario planning and plans to finalize all results of this exercise over the coming weeks and looks forward to being able to incorporate this planning method into future planning efforts at CRCOG as well as offer scenario planning as a service to the region's municipalities.
Capitol Region Citizen Corps Annual CERT Field Day
The Capitol Region Citizen Corps Council Annual CERT Field Day was held on Saturday October 19 th at Nevers Park in South Windsor. Fifteen of the region’s Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) came together to share their missions and demonstrate capabilities.  
There were demonstrations on drones, rescue dog teams, fire extinguishers and HAM radio systems. In addition South Windsor had their mobile command vehicle and Farmington brought MCV-3, a regional asset for communications. The Farmington CERT team had their canteen to serve lunch to all participants. It was an excellent example of collaboration and camaraderie.
OTHER CRCOG NEWS
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at CRCOG!!
From all of us here at CRCOG, we'd like wish you and your family a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday!
Upcoming CRCOG Meetings
November 21, 2019
Regional Planning Commission
7:00pm-8:30pm
@ West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, , West Hartford, CT 06107
December 10, 2019
Municipal Services Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
December 16, 2019
Transportation Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
December 18, 2019
Policy Board
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States