ACIR Mission


The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) is a 25-member agency of the State of Connecticut created in 1985 to study system issues between the state and local governments and to recommend solutions as appropriate. The membership is designed to represent the state legislative and executive branches, municipalities and other local interests, and the general public.

The ACIR's purpose, as specified in Section 2-79a of the Connecticut General Statutes, is to enhance coordination and cooperation between the state and local governments.  There are four facets to this work:

  • serve as a forum for consultation between state, regional, and local officials;
  • conduct research on intergovernmental issues;
  • encourage and coordinate studies of intergovernmental issues by universities, research and consulting organizations, and others; and
  • initiate policy development and make recommendations for consideration by all levels and branches of government.

The Commission is supported by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and is located at 450 Capitol Avenue,  Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1308.

For further information please email

Bruce Wittchen
Phone: 860-418-6323