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Ann Simonetti Recognized at Luminary Awards Luncheon

CapCOG ExectuiIMG_3187ve Director Ann Simonetti was recognized as a Visionary Nominee for the 2016 Luminary Awards at a luncheon on August 31.  The Awards are sponsored by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce.  The criteria for the Visionary Award is:  demonstrated community leadership, contributes to the success of women of all ages, facilitates team building through their vision and leadership, and holds an executive leadership position.
Also Frances Headshotnominated was Frances Myers former Administrative Assistant for CapCOG.  Myers was nominated as a Shining Star, which is awarded to a non-executive professional who seeks to continually improve themselves professionally and personally, volunteers within the community, and is a strong team player.  Frances recently relocated to Sacramento, CA.
Ann and Frances were nominated by the CapCOG Executive Board for their significant contributions to the growth and success of CapCOG and their commitment to their communities.
Congratulations Ann and Frances!
For more information about the Luminary Awards:  WS Chamber.

2016 Chesapeake Watershed Forum

CWF_LogoPlease consider registering!

11th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum
September 30 – October 2, 2016

This conference is held at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV where representatives from local watershed organization and local government leaders come together to learn the latest restoration science and direction. The Forum provides excellent opportunity to network with other groups and individuals facing similar challenges, and to be inspired to continue the work of preserving, protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Lemoyne Borough Mural Project Lemoyne Mural

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.

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

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.

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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.

Job Openings

Carlisle Borough – Recreation Assistant
Londonderry Township Public Works Position
Lower Allen Township – MS4Coordinator
Silver Spring Township – Asst. Township Manager
Silver Spring Township – Community Development Director
Susquehanna Township – 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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