Northern Middlesex Council of Governments  



Serving the communities of Greater Lowell Massachusetts.

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Current Announcements

New Employment Opportunity

Endorsed FFY 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan now available (Link to Dropbox folder)


Endorsed FFY 2016-2019 TIP now available


Endorsed FFY 2016 UPWP now available


Northeast Municipal Gas Pipeline Coalition Page

Hazard Mitigation Plan Revised April 2015 - word file

Energy Siting Plan Documents now available


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. If you need this notice in a different language, please click the buttons below.

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Upcoming Meetings

NMCOG Council Meeting: 12/16/15




Contact Information

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

NMCOG Officers

Phillipe Thibault -
Vice Chair
Gerard Frechette -
Rick Reault -
Asst. Treasurer
David Gay -
Marti Mahoney - Clerk
Steve O'Neill -
Asst. Clerk


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