Mouth of Lords Cove, Tom Walsh, Shoreline Aerial Photography
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month, with exception of November and December.
Please see posted agendas to find out if meetings will be held in-person or remotely via videoconferencing.
In-person meetings have been held in the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments conference room.
145 Old Dennison Road
Essex, CT 06426
Gateway Commission Meetings
Agendas for future Commission and committee meetings are posted as details are finalized. The Commission is committed to compliance with FOIA requirements. Older agendas are not posted online but may be requested through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current year posted minutes have active links. Dates for future scheduled meetings are shown in gray font.
February 13, 2023 — Special Meeting, Draft
March 23, 2023
April 27, 2023
May 25, 2023
June 22, 2023
July 27, 2023
August 24, 2023
September 28, 2023
October 26, 2023 – Regular Meeting
October 26, 2023 – Annual Meeting
December 7, 2023
Please note some committees may only meet as needed.
Minutes from those meetings are posted below.
Communications & Outreach Committee
Conducts communications and educational programs for the public and/or local officials, including the creation of materials and oversight of this website.
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023
July 20, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 30, 2023
Recommends potential land conservation or easement support to be provided by the Commission to land trusts, towns, and other conservation organizations and provides information on the Commission’s land conservation mission.
Rules & Procedure Committee
Reviews and recommends revisions as needed regarding membership, legal matters, and Commission standards.
Responsible for accounting/bookkeeping, investment management, financial reporting, budget preparation, and auditing. This committee only meets annually.
Grants Review Committee
Drafts grant guidelines, reviews, and recommends to the Commission action on grant applications, and works with the Treasurer on budgeting. As the Commission has temporarily suspended its grants program, no meetings are scheduled.