The Farmington River Coordinating Committee is integral to the implementation of the Upper Farmington River Management Plan. The Committee is comprised of appointed representatives from the five riverfront towns, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), National Park Service (NPS), Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA), and Farmington River Anglers Association (FRAA). Monthly meetings are typically held at the Committee's office at Squire's Tavern; just inside Peoples State Forest in Pleasant Valley. See our calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

See our Organizational By-laws and a chart that illustrates our structure.


2021 FRCC Representatives
The Farmington River Coordinating Committee has voted in officers for the 2021 fiscal year; we welcome Andrew Petitdemange from the National Park Service; Laura Hart has been appointed as the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) alternative representative. 


Chair Dan Bowler, Hartland
Vice Chair Mario Santoro, Barkhamsted
Treasurer David Sinish, Farmington River Watershed Association
Secretary Lans Perry, Canton
Resource Stewardship subcommittee chair Lans Perry, Canton
Education and Outreach subcommittee chair David Sinish, Farmington River Watershed Association


Barkhamsted - Mario Santoro, Roger Behrens alternate
Canton - Lans Perry, Matt Vinick alternate
Colebrook - Alison Jassen
Hartland - Dan Bowler
New Hartford - Alison Murdock, Tony Mitchell alternate
CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) -
Peter Aarrestad, Matthew Goclowski alternative (Susan Peterson, Resource Stewardship subcommittee)
Farmington River Anglers Association (FRAA) - Mark Swenson
Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) - David Sinish, Laura Hart alternative
Metropolitan District (MDC) - Jim Randazzo
National Park Service (NPS) - Andrew Petitdemange, Liz Lacy, alternate

FRCC's mission is to promote long-term protection of the Upper Farmington River by:

- Bringing interested parties together on a regular basis;
- Stimulating cooperation and coordination among the parties;
- Providing a forum to discuss and resolve issues; and,
- Coordinating implementation of the Upper Farmington River Management Plan.