Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. KVCOG is a membership organization and is owned and operated for the benefit of its members. The Council of Governments is enabled by state statue. The office is located in Fairfield, Maine and serves Kennebec, Somerset and western Waldo Counties.
KVCOG provides a coordinated approach for planning and economic development at the local and regional level. KVCOG has been a leader in economic development, environmental, land use and transportation planning with a wide array of professional talent among staff for the past 50 years.
The Kennebec Valley region is connected by the Kennebec River. It covers 62 municipalities, several unorganized territories and 5,251 square miles with a population of approximately 182,000. It includes the state capital of Augusta as well as other cities including Waterville, Gardiner and Hallowell and many rural towns. Municipal population ranges from 42 to 18,972.
Since the middle of March 2020, KVCOG has functioned almost entirely remotely. We were fortunate to have been well positioned to do so to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our families, and our communities. We did an outstanding job of holding together as a team and have continued to deliver services to the region and our members.
KVCOG is fortunate in other ways as well: our offices are situated for distancing while we are at 17 Main Street, our staff have maintained strict social distancing in their time away from the office, and we all continue to be healthy.
In light of this, KVCOG has decided to return to the office with a few minor adjustments in line with the Governor’s plan to “Restart Maine’s Economy:”
KVCOG remains poised to continue the services you have come to expect from us. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are, as always, happy to help.