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Lemoyne Borough Mural Project 

Lemoyne is privileged to be the setting for a highly visible and culturally significant public art display, to be located on the long wall as you enter the borough off of the I-83 South exit ramp. “Travel Pathways through Lemoyne’s History,” will be a gorgeous work of art that will depict our transportation history through a variety of images. The mural will serve to highlight Lemoyne’s role as a “Gateway to the Cumberland Valley.

This project was made possible through the initiative of the borough’s Community Development Committee, and the entire process has been approved and guided by Borough Council.

CLICK HERE to learn more.
Follow the project on FACEBOOK.

REGISTER NOW for our 11th Annual Picnic & Golf TournamentGolf image 2

WHEN:       Monday, September 19, 2016
WHERE:    Armitage Golf Club & Caddyshack Restaurant
800 Orrs Bridge Road, Mechanicsburg
GOLF:         12 PM Shotgun Start
PICNIC:     Networking 5 PM; Dinner 6 PM
Annual Picnic Registration:  CLICK HERE
Golf Registration:  CLICK HERE
Register by September 9.

Urban Wood Utilization Workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Sponsored by DCNR

Location:      Dauphin Co. Agriculture & Natural Resources Center
1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is working with the City of Harrisburg to establish a wood waste recycling facility, possibly in partnership with other municipalities.
This workshop is for anyone interested in making better use of the wood from street and park trees that must be removed including municipal arborists, solid waste managers, public works directors, tree services, foresters, sawmill owners, craftsmen, artisans, and other users or producers of wood products.

Click Here for an AGENDA

Presenters:     Instruction is by experts from the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison WI and includes both classroom and field instruction using a portable mill.
Register:     CLICK HERE to register.
Cost:     $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

 Fire111fighter Forum Yields Ideas and Input


The North Hall at HACC was the site for CapCOG’s first Firefighter Forum.  Sixty-five fire fighters and elected officials attended the forum to discuss issues of importance to fire companies including recruiting and retaining volunteers.  The Forum was hosted by CapCOG’s Public Safety Committee.
Attendees heard from PA Fire Commissioner Solobay, DCED Local Government Policy Specialist Rob Brady, Hampden Township Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Ozog and PFESI Executive Director Don Konkle.  Following their presentations, Jerry Ozog facilitated a group discussion to identify issues facing firefighters, possible solutions, and ways that CapCOG can help.  The top three concerns are manpower, funding and administration.
Thank you to the panelists and to the sponsor Provident Agency, Inc.
To read more about the Forum, CLICK HERE for an article in PennLive.

Strategies for Financing your Stormwater Program
August 30 – 10 AM to 2:30 PM

 Sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, and Capital Region Council of Governments.
Location:  Derry Township Meeting Room, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey
Cost:  $15
For a flyer with topics and speakers, Stormwater Workshop – August 30, 2016.
To Register:  CLICK HERE
 Please note:  A similar workshop is being planned for Cumberland County.


September 8, 2016, 8 to 9:30 AM
Improving Infrastructure One Residence at a Time

Presenter:    Lee Engel, Yingst Engineers

Topic:             Overview of stormwater management services in the residential market.

Location:      Middle Paxton Township Building, 10 Elizabeth Avenue, Dauphin

Cost:               CapCOG Members FREE
                         Non-Members $10

REGISTER:    Click Here to register

Job Openings

Carlisle Borough Accounting Manager
Carlisle Borough – Recreation Assistant
Lower Allen Twp MS4 Coordinator
Silver Spring Township – Community Development Director
Susquehanna Twp Finance Director
Upper Allen Township – MS4 Coordinator

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

Have information you want to share with CapCOG members?  Let us know!
Maybe you can offer a training program for our members in the future.
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Event and Education Sponsors 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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