Tetreau named chairman of regional council

MetroCOG Chairman Mike Tetreau and MetroCOG Executive Director Matt Fulda at MetroCOG's offices in Bridgeport.

MetroCOG Chairman Mike Tetreau and MetroCOG Executive Director Matt Fulda at MetroCOG’s offices in Bridgeport.

First Selectman Mike Tetreau has been unanimously elected to serve as Chairman of the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG). He previously served as Secretary.

MetroCOG is a multi-discipline, regional planning organization with six member communities — Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, and Stratford. The Chief Elected Official of each member municipality serves as part of the governing body of The Council.

As one of nine planning regions in the state, MetroCOG is responsible for planning, project management, services and programs related to transportation, economic development, land use, housing, public facilities, open space, environment, and energy for the region.

The Town of Fairfield has benefited from MetroCOG’s support, advocacy and assistance with funding on many important projects over the years. Recent examples include the Black Rock Turnpike Safety Study; pedestrian improvements to King Highway; partial or full bridge replacements; and resurfacing/safety improvements along the Merritt Parkway. Additionally, many town departments cross reference key data and provide information to the public using a Geographic Information System (GIS), a mapping technology that allows interaction with a variety of maps and data sources. Fairfield’s GIS is provided by MetroCOG and funded through the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.

MetroCOG Executive Director Matthew Fulda stated, “I look forward to working closely with First Selectman Tetreau in his new capacity as MetroCOG Chairman and continuing our efforts to position the region as a vibrant place to live, work and do business. Mike’s strong leadership will be an asset to MetroCOG and the entire region.”

First Selectman Tetreau said, “I am honored to have been chosen by my neighboring colleagues of Bridgeport, Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, and Stratford to serve as MetroCOG’s Chairman this year. State and Federal woes make it more important than ever to ensure a strong regional alliance to bolster Fairfield and the Greater Bridgeport area. I look forward to helping our communities continue to receive funding for key projects that benefit us all.”

For more information on MetroCOG, click here http://www.ctmetro.org/.

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