What’s New

2018 Annual Dinner and Reorganization Meeting
January 15, 2018

Join us for our 2018 Annual Dinner and Reorganization Meeting.  This year’s event will be at the Central Hotel & Conference Center, Best Western Premier.  Details are being finalized but if you’d like to reserve your spot early, just click the link below.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Annual Dinner and to Register.


 Award of 2017-18 Road Salt, Magnesium Chloride, Deicer and
Potassium Acetate

Bids for the 2017-18 Road Salt Contract Period (November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018) were opened at 10 AM on October 12, 2017.  Bids were ratified at the October 16, 2017 Board of Delegates meeting.

CLICK HERE for Contact Information for Ordering.

CLICK HERE for Minutes of the Bid Opening


Tuesday – December 5, 2017
Best Practices for Government Social Media Sites

Description:  More and more government agencies are using social media to advise the public of important information and to keep in contact with their constituencies.  However, Right-to-Know and First Amendment issues have created areas of liability for agencies using social media.  This workshop will provide best practices for making the most of your social media outreach.
Time: 8:30 to 10:30 AM. (Registration 8 AM)
Presenters:  Craig Staudenmaier and Joshua Bonner, Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall, LLP
Location:  Hampden Township, 230 S. Sporting Hill Road, Mechanicsburg
Cost:  CapCOG Members – $20; non-members $25
CLICK HERE to Register.  Training is listed in date order.
FOR A FLYER about the training:  Best Practices for Govt Social Media Sites
Please share the flyer on your bulletin boards and email to colleagues who may be interested.

Monday, December 11, 2017
Integrating Stream Restoration into PA’s PRPs and Phase III WIPS

Description:  This workshop will improve understanding of how to use and apply the Chesapeake Bay Program Stream Restoration crediting protocols.

Time:  8 AM to 4 PM

Presenter:  Center for Watershed Protection

Location:  Upper Allen Township, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg

Cost:  NGOs and Government Employees:  $40 in advance; $50 day of training.

Space is limited.  To Register:  CLICK HERE.


Thursday, December 14, 2017
Stormwater Training
Developing a Municipal Stormwater Fee

 Time:  8:30 to 10:30 AM (Registration 8 AM)
Presenter:  Tom Wilson, K&W
Location:  Camp Hill Borough, 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill
Cost:  CapCOG Members – Free; Non-members $10
CLICK HERE to Register.  Training is listed in date order.

Job Openings
Carlisle Borough Deputy Public Works Director
East Hanover – Public Works Director

East Pennsboro Utility Billing Clerk
East Pennsboro Finance Administrator
Harrisburg City – Automotive Mechanic IV
Harrisburg City – Codes Enforcement Officer I
Harrisburg City – Fleet Manager
Highspire – MS4 Coordinator/Highway Supervisor

Lower Swatara – Public Safety Director
Penbrook – Borough Manager
Silver Spring Township – Building and Codes Manager
Swatara Township – Secretary Receptionist

TRAINING/DEMONSTRATIONS/CONFERENCESTraining and Development Image

CapCOG education events are supported by our
Education Program Sponsors:

Alpha Space Control Co., Inc.
C.S. Davidson, Inc.
Cumberland Area Economic Development Authority
Provident Agency

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission


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Sponsorship Package 2017-18 Click here to learn more about becoming an event or education sponsor. 

Who We Are

The Capital Region Council of Governments (CapCOG) was created in 1970 as the West Shore Council of Governments, changing its name in 2005 to reflect its growing membership which currently consists of 40 Boroughs, Cities and Townships located in the capital region. CapCOG is one of the largest COGs in Pennsylvania serving over 355,000 residents.

Our Mission – Promote cooperation and communication for the mutual benefit of its members.

Municipal Membership – Any Borough, City or Township in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry or York counties

Associate Membership – are designated as government and non-municipal entities such as school districts, other COGs, counties, etc.

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