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. 

Funding for these projects comes from a combination of both local and state tax revenues set aside for this purpose.  In Beverly, there is a 1% surcharge on taxes levied against real property.

These funds are awarded annually through a competitive application process that launched in October (please see the Current Funding Round tab for more information). 

The Community Preservation Committee invites and reviews applications submitted from individuals and groups in the Beverly community and makes funding recommendations to the Beverly City Council. 

Please contact the Planning and Development Department, if you have questions about the application process and project eligibility by calling 978-605-2346.  Darlene Wynne, Planning Director, is the interim staff person for the CPC. 

Regular Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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MemberTerm Expires
Heather Richter, Chair
At-Large City Council Appointee
July 31, 2025
Derek Beckwith, Vice Chair
Planning Board Representative
July 31, 2026
Danielle Spang
At-Large City Council Appointee 
March 4, 2025
Robert Buchsbaum
Conservation Commission Representative
July 31, 2024
Thomas Bussone, II
Housing Authority Representative
July 31, 2024
Christy Edwards
At-Large City Council Appointee
July 31, 2023
Suzanne LaMont
Historic District Commission Representative
July 31, 2025
Nancy Marino
Parks and Recreation Commission Representative
July 31, 2025
Marilyn McCrory
Open Space and Recreation Committee Representative
July 31, 2023