Wayne T. Darragh, President
Wayne Darragh joined COG as an associate in 1993 and became a principal in 2000. He assumed the role of company President on July 1, 2019. With more than two decades of experience working with local government in a variety of settings, Mr. Darragh designs and carries out a wide variety of economic and community development programs for COG’s public sector clients. He is currently serving as principal-in-charge of grant programs in Abington, Amesbury, Avon, Chelsea and Rockland, Massachusetts. His day-to-day responsibilities include managing the activities of community development offices, coordinating project reviews by local boards, training local staff, and presenting project reports to professional and community audiences. Recently, Mr. Darragh coordinated architectural barrier removal projects and housing rehabilitation programs in several communities, managed a streetscape improvements project in support of a downtown revitalization initiative, oversaw a downtown revitalization planning project, managed a sewer extension project, and served as program manager for the development of a senior center.
Mr. Darragh also has expertise in grant application preparation. He has assisted communities applying for funding through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Fund and Mini-Entitlement programs, as well as through the Massachusetts Community Capital Fund, Urban Self-help Program, MassWorks Program and Massachusetts Preservation Partnership Fund.
Prior to joining COG, Mr. Darragh served as town planner in Rockland, Massachusetts, and as an environmental engineer for HNTB Corporation in Boston. Mr. Darragh also worked in the Public Finance Division of the Association of Bay Area Governments, the regional planning agency for the San Francisco Bay Area.
M.B.A., Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
Master of Urban Affairs, Boston University.
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Cornell University.
Seismic Retrofit Incentive Programs: A Handbook for Local Governments. Association of Bay Area Governments (Publication #: P92001BAR), 1992. Co-author of a handbook for local officials distributed statewide by the California Seismic Safety Commission.
Engineer-in-training: Massachusetts Certificate No. 10498.