The newly formed Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WCCOG), formed by the merger of the South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA, to which Wilton belonged) and the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials (HVCEO), held its second meeting at Wilton town hall on Thursday, Nov. 20. The group plans to rotate meeting places among the 18 member towns until a permanent centralized location is found.
Officers were elected at the Nov. 20 meeting. Democrat Matt Knickerbocker, first selectman of Bethel and former chairman of HVCEO, was elected chairman. Republican Jayme Stevenson, first selectman of Darien, will be vice chairman. Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein, a Democrat, was elected treasurer. And Republican Susan Chapman, first selectman of New Fairfield, will serve as secretary.