Western Connecticut Planning Region
|Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG)|
|Other cities||Norwalk, Danbury|
|• Executive Director||Francis Pickering|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||4th, 5th|
The Western Connecticut Planning Region is a planning region and county-equivalent in Connecticut. It is served by the coterminous Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG), one of nine regional councils of governments in Connecticut. Within the region, there are two Metropolitan Planning Organizations, South Western CT MPO and the Housatonic Valley MPO.
The region includes the Connecticut Panhandle, Greater Danbury, and the Gold Coast. In 2022, planning regions were approved to replace Connecticut's counties as county-equivalents for statistical purposes, with full implementation occurring by 2024.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 620,549 people living in the Western Connecticut Planning Region.
The following municipalities are members of the Western Connecticut Region: