Current Announcements

>>October 24, 2019, NMCOG is hosting a Citizen Planner Training Collaborative (CPTC) workshop entitled Drafting Zoning Amendments. For more information and to register for the event:

>>On October 29, 2019, The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments are jointly presenting the Merrimack Valley Smart Growth Summit to be held at UTEC in Lowell. to learn more about this event and to register please go to:

>>The US Census Bureau is holding recruiting events for the upcoming 2020 US Census. Recruiting events will be held in libraries in Billerica, Chelmsford, Lowell and Pepperell as well as at the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association. Click here for the Event Schedule. For more information go to

>> At It's July 24, 2019 meeting, the NMMPO voted to endorse the FFY 2020-2040 Northern Middlesex Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The Plan is currently in effect.


>>Your input is important!:  MBTA Rail Vision will identify cost-effective strategies to transform the existing Commuter Rail system into one that better supports improved mobility and economic competitiveness in the Greater Boston region.

>> Resources supporting Students Experiencing Food Insecurity and assistance in Starting a Campus Food Pantry are now available as part of the Lowell Food Security Coalition effort.

>> Check out the Chemical Safety and Climate Change Resources video for businesses and municipalities, offered through the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA).

>> NMCOG Council Meeting presentation on the Baker/Polito Housing Choice Initiative is now available.

>> The Final Report of the Middlesex 3 Transportation Study is now available for download on our study website. 

>> NMCOG Council Meeting presentation on "What's new at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center" is now available.

>> The HAZMAT worksheet, Emergency Pre-Plan Template, and presentations are available from the September 12, 2018 Chemical Safety and Climate Resiliency Training session

>> Baker/Polito Administration announces Chemical Safety Training Grant Awards to NMCOG and several Regional Planning Agencies in the Commonwealth

>>NMCOG has published a 2017-2021 Housing Production Plan for the Town of Westford.

>> Lowell was ranked #17 among the best cities for women in the U.S.

>> At the NMCOG Annual Meeting, guest speaker Senator Donoghue outlined Bill #4569, an Act relative to job creation, workforce development and infrastructure development