Community Preservation Committee

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.

CPA allows communities to create a local Community Preservation Fund for open space protection, historic preservation, affordable housing and outdoor recreation. Community preservation monies are raised locally through the imposition of a surcharge of not more than 3% of the tax levy against real property, and municipalities must adopt CPA by ballot referendum. To date, 172 municipalities including Acushnet have adopted CPA.

Committee Members

NameTitleAppointed ByTerm Expires
Marc Cenerizio

Chairman

Planning Board

2018

Chad W. LeClair

Member

Park & Recreation

2018

Evelyn Bouley

Member

Selectmen

2019

Lawrence P. Mulvey

Member

Housing Authority

2019

Heidi Pelletier

Member

Conservation

2019

Karen Knox

Member

Selectmen

2020

Vacancy One

Member