What’s New

2017-2018 Joint Bid Results

The results for the 2017-18 Joint Bids are available.  The results are DRAFT until ratified by our Board of Delegates on March 20, 2017.

To view the bid results:  CLICK HERE.

Stormwater Training – March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 – Pavement Management Program
8 to 9:30 AM; Registration at 7:30 AM.

Presented by:  Brian Emberg, Senior Vice President, HRG, Inc.

Location:  Lower Swatara Township, 1499 Spring Garden Drive, Middletown

Register by Friday, March 24, 2017.  CLICK HERE to Register. Please scroll down to find the March 30 training and registration form.

Training for Fire and Ambulance Representatives

 Building and Maintaining Effective Relationships with Public Officials
Understating and Thriving in Today’s Challenging World

All fire departments need to interact with government officials. Those officials, elected or appointed, may hold tremendous power over the organization. Too many times fire department’ communicate with local government at budget time or when a crisis occurs. Positive relationships with public officials are essential to providing the best possible service to your community. This session will identify why unclear expectations between public officials and leaders of fire departments can lead to problems. Solutions to those problems may be easier than expected. As they say, it’s all about relationships.

Date:              Monday, April 10, 2017
Time:              6:30 to 9:00 PM
Where:          Hampden Township Good Hope Station, 1200 Good Hope Road, Mechanicsburg
Cost:               There is no charge for this training.

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE. Scroll down to locate the training/registration.

CapCOG to Offer Human Resources Training – April 6, 2017


  • Getting to the Will Do – Making Better Hiring Decisions
  • Whiners, Perfectionists, and Bullies, Oh My!

Presenter:   Karen Young, founder and president of HR Resolutions and author of Stop Knocking on My Door.

Date:           Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:           Registration:  8:30 AM; Training 9 AM to 12 PM
Location:   Hampden Township Building, 230 S. Sporting Hill Road, Room 202, Mechanicsburg
Cost:            $30 for CapCOG members; $40 for non-members
                       Includes materials, copy of Karen’s book, Stop Knocking on My Door,
                          and refreshments.
For more information about the program and to register, CLICK HERE and scroll down to Trainings.

Job Openings

Alliance for Chesapeake Bay – Program Coordinator
Carlisle Borough – Public Information Coordinator.docx
Carroll Township – Roads Maintenance Worker
Derry Twp – Part-Time Secretary
Harrisburg City – Business Administrator
Harrisburg City – Codes Enforcement Officer I
Harrisburg City – Senior IDMS Programmer
Harrisburg City – Sustainability Coordinator
Lower Allen – Temp Codes Technical Assistant
Lower Allen MS4 Coordinator Job Description
Lower Allen -MS4 Coordinator
Lower Allen – Seasonal Maintenance Specialist
Lemoyne Borough – Assistant Borough Secretary
Lemoyne Borough – Borough Manager
Monroe Township – Laborer-pdf
Susquehanna Township – Director of Public Works
Upper Allen Township – Laborer I-Highway Maintenance
West Hanover – Zoning and Planning Administrator
Wormleysburg Boro – Public Works Laborer

If you’d like to post a job to our website, CLICK HERE.


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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Maybe you can offer a training program for our members in the future.
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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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