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Auburn, ME 04210
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  • About

    Established in 1962, the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments is a regional planning agency serving the Western Maine communities of Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties. AVCOG is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) agency, exclusively owned and operated by member communities, who join on a voluntary basis.The Council is a leader in the coordination and delivery of regional planning and municipal services with a full-time professional staff of 15 concentrated in four targeted areas:

    Economic Development - Business financing and advising, business retention and attraction, tourism promotion, strategic planning for local economic and community development, and technical support to municipalities.

    Land-Use Planning - All facets of land use and comprehensive planning, including site review, ordinance development, mapping and GIS, downtown revitalization, and planning.

    Transportation Planning - Rural and urban planning for roads, transit, passenger/freight rail, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including planning for the Androscoggin Transportation Resource Center (ATRC) committee and the rural transportation planning.

    Environmental Management - Solid waste management, waste reduction and recycling, and hazardous and universal waste collection programs, lake and ground water protection, watershed planning, environmental sustainability resilience.

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