Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. CPA also helps strengthen the state and local economies by expanding housing opportunities and construction jobs for the Commonwealth's workforce, and by supporting the tourism industry through preservation of the Commonwealth’s historic and natural resources.

The CPA was signed into law on September 14, 2000 by Governor Paul Cellucci and Lieutenant Governor Jane Swift

Study Committee membership:

  • Co-Chairs: Anthea Brady, Select Board and Michael Bettencourt, Select Board 
  • Conservation Commission: David Miller
  • Historical Commission: Charlene Band
  • Planning Board: Keri Layton
  • Affordable Housing Trust/Housing Partnership Bd: Steve Campbell/Marty Jones*
  • Field Management: Michael Creane
  • School Committee: Michelle Bergstrom
  • Finance Committee: Hafiz Adamjee
  • At Large: Jennifer Ryan and Ken Pruitt