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Community Preservation Committee
Meetings
  • Quarterly (typically the 2nd Thursday in January, April, July & October at 7:00 p.m.) or as needed
  • Public comment is invited at the start of each meeting

Agendas & Minutes
Official meeting agendas listing all projects seeking Community Preservation (CPA) funds are posted at least 2 business days prior. All agendas & minutes are archived online. View the most recent agenda.

Members
Committee Members  Position / Representative
Joe Muto  Chair, Mayoral Appointee
William Porter
 Mayoral Appointee
Cynthia P. Gaylord
 Historical Commission
Kate Deviny  Historical Commission Alternate
Vincent Olinski  Parks and Recreation Commission
Martin Nunez  Parks and Recreation Commission Alternate
Thomas E. Sharp
 Conservation Commission
vacant  Conservation Commission Alternate
Daniel Kelley  Housing Authority
Peter Fiordalice  Planning Board
Cheryl Crowe
 Planning Board Alternate

Overview
The Community Preservation Committee was established in 2003, following a public referendum which adopted the Community Preservation Act. The revenues generated from the CPA surcharge on property tax bills (which enables supplemental state funding not available to non-CPA communities) is used to acquire and preserve land for open space and recreation, preserve and restore historical resources or support community housing.  The Committee reviews applications and recommends the expenditure of CPA funds for qualified projects, which are subject to Mayoral endorsement and a City Council appropriation vote. The City's Community Preservation Plan and Project Criteria are used to evaluate each funding request and to guide the Committee's efforts.  Westfield is a member of the Community Preservation Coalition, which maintains a statewide searchable CPA Projects Database.

    Applications
    Requests for funding are accepted on a rolling basis. The Planning Department coordinates CPA grant requests, provides staff support for the CPC's business and administers CPA-funded projects throughout the City.
    Download the Project Submission Form & Instructions.