The FRCOG Council is the oversight board of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. Its primary role is to oversee the projects and activities of the FRCOG, adopt policies, and develop and endorse the FRCOG’s annual operating budget.
One Select Board member or assigned representative from each of the 26 towns of Franklin County, two Regionally Elected members with three-year terms, and one representative of the Franklin Regional Planning Board, which acts in an advisory capacity on planning issues to the FRCOG, make up the full 29-person Council membership.
|Charlemont||Marguerite Willis, Sarah Reynolds, Alt|
|Colrain||Kevin Fox, Council Clerk/Secretary
Joe Kurland, Alt.
Erica Goleman, Alt.
|Deerfield||Trevor McDaniel, Council Chair
Kayce Warren, Alt.
Bryan Smith, Alt.
|Gill||Greg Snedeker, Council Vice Chair
Charles Garbiel, Alt.
Danielle Letourneau, Alt.
Robert Root, Alt.
Marcella Stafford-Gore, Alt.
Steve Ellis, Alt.
Michael Nelson, Alt.
Chris Boutwell, Alt.
|New Salem||Wayne Hachey|
Alexander Meisner, Alt.
Patricia Lussier, Alt.
Andrew Baker, Alt.
Rita Farrell, Alt.
Rebecca Torres, Alt.
David Pierce, Alt
Daniel Keller, Alt.
Brian Domina, Alt.
|Regionally Elected||Jay DiPucchio|
|Regionally Elected||Bill Perlman|
|Franklin Regional Planning Board Appointee||Julia Blyth|
The Charter that created the FRCOG in 1997 established use of different mechanisms for policy and financial votes:
- The Council decides simple policy issues by a majority vote of the quorum present.
- A weighted majority vote of the quorum present determines financial questions. Weighted votes are based on a formula that reflects a 10% weight for the Town’s share of the county’s total population (population of Franklin County ~ 72,000) and a 90% weight for its share of the total membership’s equalized property valuation (EQV), based on the latest figures available from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Meetings, Minutes, and Agendas
The FRCOG Council meets quarterly. Typically the meetings are held on the third Thursdays of July, October, April, and the third or fourth Thursday of January. (The January date varies to accommodate Council member attendance at the Massachusetts Municipal Association Annual Conference.) Agendas can be found 5-7 days before the Council is scheduled to convene on the FRCOG Meeting Calendar.
Fiscal Year 2022 Minutes & Materials
Fiscal Year 2021 Minutes & Materials
May (Emergency Council Meeting)
Council Minutes, May 2020
Fiscal Year 2020 Minutes & Materials
The April Council meeting was postponed; however, Council members did receive the quarterly Council Updates (see below).
FRCOG Programs Updates April 2020
Fiscal Year 2019 Minutes & Materials
Council Minutes, October 2018
FRCOG Programs Updates, Fall 2018
Fiscal Review for FY20 Budget Development
A Decade of Climate Resiliency Planning: A FRCOG Land Use and Natural Resources Presentation
Fiscal Year 2015 Minutes & Materials
Minutes, April 2015
Minutes, January 2015
Minutes, October 2014
Minutes, July 2014 and Opioid Task Force Presentation
Minutes July, 2014 Joint Pipeline Meeting DRAFT and Kinder Morgan Pipeline Presentation Q & A and Kinder Morgan Pipeline Materials