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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

Current year posted minutes have active links. Dates for future scheduled meetings are shown in gray font.


January 25, 2024

February 22, 2024

March 28, 2024

April 25, 2024

May 23, 2024

June 27, 2024

July 25, 2024

August 22, 2024

September 26, 2024

October 24, 2024 – Regular Meeting

October 24, 2024 – Annual Meeting

December 5, 2024

Committee Meetings

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.  Unless otherwise noticed, the meetings will be help via Zoom teleconference beginning at 5:00 pm.


January 18, 2024

February 15, 2024

April 11, 2024

April 18, 2024

May 16, 2024

June 20, 2024

July 18, 2024

September 19, 2024

October 17, 2024

November 21, 2024


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February 15, 2024

March 21, 2024 Canceled

April 11, 2024 Special Meeting Canceled, no quorum

April 18, 2024 Canceled


Land Committee

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.


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Rules & Procedure Committee

Reviews and recommends revisions as needed regarding membership, legal matters, and Commission standards.

Finance Committee

Responsible for accounting/bookkeeping, investment management, financial reporting, budget preparation, and auditing. This committee only meets annually.


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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.


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Additional information and meeting minutes prior to those listed may be obtained by emailing staff.