Northern Middlesex Council of Governments  



Serving the communities of Greater Lowell Massachusetts.

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Current Announcements

CPTC presentation:  Land Use Regulations and Pipelines

Regional Transportation Plan Website

Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Plan now available

Energy Siting Plan Documents now available

Exit 36SB Planning Study Website

Northeast Municipal Gas Pipeline Coalition Materials

FFY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program and FFY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program

Renewable Energy Workshop Materials

Stormwater Management Workshop Materials

Greater Lowell CEDS Update for 2010-2013 - Now Available

Final Report of the Greater Lowell RECC Implementation Study  - Now Available

Dracut Town Center Study

Member Communities

Town of Billerica
Town of Chelmsford
Town of Dracut
Town of Dunstable
City of Lowell
Town of Pepperell
Town of Tewksbury
Town of Tyngsborough
Town of Westford


NMCOG Newsletter: Regional Perspectives


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Welcome to the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG) Website.  Formed in 1963 by the enabling legislation of Chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Laws, NMCOG is designated as one of thirteen Regional Planning Agencies (RPA) in the Commonwealth.  NMCOG serves as a public agency governed by a policy board made up of local elected officials from the City of Lowell Massachusetts and eight surrounding towns including Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford.  This region encompasses the Northern section of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. 


Our purpose is to provide comprehensive regional planning services to our member communities in such areas as transportation, economic development, land use, housing, geographic information system services, open space plans, and much more.  Our goal is to study the Northern Middlesex region and make recommendations that will improve all aspects of life for our nine member communities.


NMCOG and the NMMPO fully comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.  NMCOG and the NMMPO do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, English proficiency, income, religious creed, ancestry, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or gender identity or expression.  Any person who believes himself/herself or any specific class of persons have been subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI or related statutes or regulations may, himself/herself or via a representative, file a complaint with NMCOG or the NMMPO. Click here for more information.


Upcoming Meetings

Lowell Public Input Session: April 8, 2015, 4:30-7 PM at Mayors Reception Room at City Hall

NMMPO Meeting: 4/14/15

NMCOG Council Meeting: 4/15/15




Contact Information

40 Church Street, Suite 200
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-454-8021
Fax: 978-454-8023

NMCOG Officers

Beverly Woods - Executive Director
Matt Hanson - Chair
Philippe Thibault - Vice Chair
Gerard Frechette - Treasurer
Rick Reault - Asst. Treasurer
 David Gay - Clerk

Steve O'Neill - Asst. Clerk
Pat Wojtas -
MPO Representative


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