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FEMA Map Meeting May 2017

Published on: April 3, 2017
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Annual Meeting Minutes and Broadband Panel Highlights

Published on: November 21, 2016
Download the FY16 Annual Meeting minutes and Broadband Panel highlights. Read more...

Annual Report for FY16 Now Posted

Published on: November 4, 2016
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WCCOG 2016 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Published on: October 13, 2016
Join us November 14th as we celebrate another year of partnerships with Washington County communities. Read more...

Sept 26 2016 Minutes & Activity Update

Published on: September 28, 2016
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"Bicycles WelcoME"

Published on: September 20, 2016
Tourism-related businesses … learn how you can tap into the growing sector of bicycle tourism, and learn how bicycle tourists contribute significantly to the local economy. Read more...

E-Waste and Pesticides Collection

Published on: September 6, 2016
Recycle e-waste and safely dispose of pesticides during these two events: Read more...

Brownfields RFP Posted

Published on: August 6, 2014
The Request for Proposals from Qualified Environmental Professionals to assist in the implementation of the 2017-2019 Washington County Brownfields Assessment Program is now posted. Read more...

Minutes & Activity Update from WCCOG 6-29-2016 posted

Published on: June 30, 2016
Minutes and Activity Update from the June 29, 2016 WCCOG Executive Committee are now posted Read more...

WCCOG Receives 4th Brownfields Assessment Grant

Published on: June 2, 2016
WCCOG can continue its highly successful Brownfields Assessment Program throughout Washington County with an additional $400,000 grant. Read more...

CDBG Appreciation Week

Published on: April 1, 2016
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Home Ownership Workshop

Published on: March 9, 2016
For individuals and families looking to pursue the American Dream of home ownership. Read more...

Online GIS Mapping Trainings

Published on: February 22, 2016
The Washington County Council of Governments will offer 4 trainings in April and May to cover both beginner and advanced Online GIS Mapping tools. If you are a Town Manager, Code Enforcement Officer, Emergency Management personnel, Realtor, Town Clerk, an Assessor, or a member of the Planning Board or Select Board, this class is for you! Read more...

2016 Washington County Food Summit

Published on: February 19, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Farmers, fishermen, harvesters and consumers- join us at Healthy Acadia’s second Washington County Food Summit organized by the Washington County Community Food Council. Read more...

"Imagine Bikes Here" campaign

Published on: February 12, 2016
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) is proud to announce the launch of a new campaign, “Imagine Bikes Here.” BCM works with local advocates and municipal officials to create temporary demonstration projects that improve safety and access for bicyclists and pedestrians in communities across the state. Read more...

Community Development Discussions

Published on: January 6, 2016
The communities of Milbridge, Lubec and Eastport will participate in Making Headway In Your Community, a project of GrowSmart Maine and Maine Downtown Center. Read more...

FY 2015 Audit

Published on: December 30, 2015
The audit is now available to view and download. Read more...

FY15 Annual Report

Published on: November 6, 2015
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Paint Recycling

Published on: November 2, 2015
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WCCOG annual meeting invitation

Published on: October 13, 2015
You are invited to the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Washington County Council of Governments - November 9, 2015. Read more...

Electronic Recycling in Machias October 10

Published on: September 23, 2015
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Sept 10 2015 Minutes & Activity Update

Published on: September 11, 2015
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2015 Maine Stormwater Conference

Published on: August 19, 2015
Join municipal, state, and federal employees; engineers; planners; academics; and other professionals at the 2015 Maine Stormwater Conference November 16-18 in South Portland! Read more...

Executive Committee June 24 Minutes Posted

Published on: June 26, 2015
The Minutes from the June 24th Executive Committee are now posted along with the Activity Update from mid April to late June. Read more...

Input Sought from Municipal Officials

Published on: June 19, 2015
Two Surveys are requesting input from municipal officials Read more...

Celebrate Brownfields Redevelopment Success!

Published on: May 28, 2015
Come celebrate the Washington County Brownfields program at a community open house and BBQ at the new Pembroke Town Office Read more...

WCCOG Receives Plan of the Year Award

Published on: May 28, 2015
The Maine Association of Planners recognized WCCOG with the 2015 Plan of the Year Award for the Bold Coast Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan. Read more...

Maine DOT Transit Forums

Published on: April 30, 2015
The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking input to better meeting the needs for general public transportation for low income individuals, the elderly, individuals with disabilities and the general public. Read more...

Annual Maine Recycling & Solid Waste Awards

Published on: March 20, 2015
Nomination deadline extended to April 3rd! Do you know someone or some organization that has gone above and beyond? Let us know who has impressed you and we'll consider giving them the recognition they deserve! Read more...

DOWNEAST COASTAL CONSERVANCY SEEKS INPUT!

Published on: March 15, 2015
Downeast Coastal Conservancy (DCC) is starting the long term planning process for the Two Rivers Conservation Area properties in the Machias Valley. Do you have ideas on how you think this land should be used? Come to the community information gathering session on Tuesday, March 24 from 5-7pm at UMM in Science 102. Read more...

MDOT Seeks Public Input

Published on: February 27, 2015
The Maine Department of Transportation is looking to "Talk Transportation" and seek public input regarding transportation issues during a series of public meetings throughout the state in February, March and April. Read more...

"Talk Transportation"

Published on: February 27, 2015
The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is looking to "Talk Transportation" and seek public input regarding any and all types of transportation issues. The following are the five meeting dates and locations in MaineDOT Region 4. Read more...

MDOT Seeks Public Input

Published on: February 18, 2015
The Maine Department of Transportation is looking to "Talk Transportation" and seek public input regarding transportation issues during a series of public meetings throughout the state in February, March and April. Read more...

Minutes & Activity Update from WCCOG 12-8-2014 Meeting Posted

Published on: December 9, 2014
Minutes from the 12-8-14 WCCOG Executive Committee meeting are now posted. Read more...

Annual Report and Minutes posted

Published on: November 3, 2014
The FY14 Annual Report and FY15 Proposed Work Plan and Budget are now available Read more...

New Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Northern & Eastern Maine!

Published on: September 19, 2014
New Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Northern & Eastern Maine! Read more...

Disposal of E-Waste and Banned/Obsolete Pesticides

Published on: August 29, 2014
Safely dispose of e-waste and pesticides in September and October. Read more...

June 30 Executive Committee meeting Activity Update and Agenda

Published on: June 30, 2014
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Minutes & Activity Update from WCCOG 8-25-2014 Meeting Posted

Published on: August 29, 2014
Minutes from the 8-25-14 WCCOG Executive Committee meeting are now posted. Read more...

Minutes from WCCOG Exec Comm Meeting posted

Published on: July 14, 2014
Minutes from the June 30 Executive Committee Meeting are now posted. Read more...

WCCOG awarded 3rd $400,000 Brownfields grant

Published on: June 19, 2014
WCCOG has obtained our 3rd Brownfields Assessment grant to continue our highly successful Brownfields Program Read more...

WCCOG and UMM-GIS Lab Receive Award

Published on: June 19, 2014
Maine Association of Planners award Project of the Year to WCCOG and UMM-GIS Lab for on-line GIS mapping to Washington County municipalities Read more...

Municipal Shellfish & Worm Predator Control Pilot Project

Published on: April 24, 2014
The Maine Department of Marine Resources is accepting applications from municipalities with shellfish ordinances for a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of predator control. Read more...

Minutes from April 14 WCCOG Meeting

Published on: April 15, 2014
The Minutes and Activity Update from the April 14, 2014 WCCOG Executive Committee meeting are now available for download. Read more...

CDBG Program 40th Anniversary

Published on: April 15, 2014
April 21-26 is Community Development Week for the CDBG Program - that is also turning 40 this year! Read more...

Free Dental Clinics in Machias - April 14-9

Published on: March 30, 2014
Free Dental Clinics in Machias during April - please post and circulate widely. Read more...

Minutes from WCCOG 2-3-2014 Meeting Posted

Published on: February 3, 2014
Minutes from the 2-3-14 WCCOG Executive Committee meeting are now posted. Read more...

Minutes from WCCOG 12-10-13 Meeting Posted

Published on: December 12, 2013
Minutes from the 12-10-13 WCCOG Executive Committee meeting are now posted. Read more...

Minutes from WCCOG Annual Meeting posted

Published on: November 14, 2013
Minutes from the Annual General Meeting of the WCCOG General Assembly, held on November 13, 2013, are now posted. Read more...

WCCOG FY13 Annual Report Posted

Published on: November 7, 2013
The Annual Report For FY 14 is available for download; it includes the proposed Work Plan and Budget for FY14. Read more...

WCCOG Annual General Meeting Invitation

Published on: November 1, 2013
The invitation and ballot for election of officers and approval of FY14 Work Plan and Budget is now posted. Read more...

Sept 30/13 Executive Committee Meeting and Activity Update

Published on: October 4, 2013
Executive Committee meeting and Activity Update now posted - click here to download (eg. Training Reimbursement Policy noted in Minutes can be downloaded here). Read more...

Downeast Acadia Transportation Summit

Published on: October 2, 2013
Strengthening our community transportation system to improve physical, economic and social health Read more...

MDOT announces a Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) funding opportunity

Published on: September 13, 2013
Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) questionnaire deadline is September 27th! Read more...

WCCOG Executive Committee mtg and Activity Update 7-31-13

Published on: August 2, 2013
The minutes from the July 31 meeting of the WCCOG Executive Committee are now posted along with the Activity Update for June and July. Read more...

Climate Vulnerability Assessments (July 31, Portside UMM 3-5PM)

Published on: July 11, 2013
The focus of the July 31 meeting of the WCCOG Executive Committee is Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Featured speaker is VT Commissioner of Housing and Community Development Noelle MacKay who will share Hurricane Irene responses in VT. We will also see the results of GIS models that depict 3-D imagery of various flooding scenarios. Read more...

Washington County Summer Food Service Program

Published on: June 28, 2013
During the summer of 2013 the USDA Summer Food Service Program will provide ~$185,000to 5 sponsoring organizations to serve ~ 63,000 meals to children at 10 sites in Washington County. Read more...

Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program

Published on: June 28, 2013
The Nature Conservancy is seeking proposals for competitive grants from the ME Natural Resources Conservation Program. Two+ million dollars will be available for wetland and significant wildlife habitat protection. Read more...

Executive Committee Updates

Published on: June 20, 2013
Executive Committee meeting minutes and Activty Update now posted Read more...

Executive Committee Meeting and Activity Update

Published on: June 18, 2013
Executive Committee meeting and Activity Update now posted - click here to download (eg. Training Reimbursement Policy noted in Minutes can be downloaded here). Read more...