Community Preservation Committee

The City of Beverly established the Community Preservation Committee, as is required by State law, following local adoption of the 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. By-products of this law include the overall enhancement of the City's quality of life, retention and creation of jobs, particularly construction jobs, and the potential for increased tourism which helps to support restaurants and retail businesses.  

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.  For FY 2021, there is $977,181.00 in state and local tax revenue available in addition to unspent funds carried over from previous years. These funds are awarded annually through a competitive application process that generally launches in October. 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.  This page lists projects under current review as well as projects that have received funding in the past.

There will be a vacancy on the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) effective August 01, 2021.  If you might be interested in serving on the CPC please click here for more information!

CPA  Projects Funded in Rounds 1-8 

Regular Meetings

  • The 3rd Thursday of the Month, or as Posted. Click following link to access the CPC's 2021 meeting calendar: /DocumentCenter/View/1828

Agendas & Minutes

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

Click for June 17, 2021 CPC agenda.

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MemberTerm Expires
Heather Richter, Chair - At-Large City Council AppointeeJuly 31, 2022
Derek Beckwith, Vice Chair - Planning Board RepresentativeJuly 31, 2023
Robert Buchsbaum - Conservation Commission RepresentativeJuly 31, 2021
Thomas Bussone, II - Housing Authority RepresentativeJuly 31, 2021
Christy Edwards - At-Large City Council AppointeeJuly 31, 2023
John Hall - At-Large City Council AppointeeJuly 31, 2021
Nancy Marino - Parks and Recreation Commission RepresentativeJuly 31, 2022
Marilyn McCrory - Open Space and Recreation Committee RepresentativeJuly 31, 2023
Wendy Pearl, Historic District Commission RepresentativeJuly 31, 2022