Community Preservation Committee


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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 Representativen/a
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

Community Preservation Act (CPA)

Beverly CPA Supports Historic Preservation, Recreation, Open Space, and Community HousingThe 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.

Community preservation monies are raised locally through the imposition of a 1% surcharge. There is also a statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, which provides distributions each year to communities that have adopted CPA. Beverly created a local Community Preservation Committee (CPC), as required by the Act, that reviews project proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the Beverly City Council.

City of Beverly's Community Preservation Committee Launches 2020 to 2021 

Funding Round with (remote) Public Hearing on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7 pm View the CPA Public Hearing Agenda Revision Number 2 on October 6, 2020.

The City of Beverly's Community Preservation Committee is launching the 2020-2021 Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding round on Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 7 pm with a public hearing, to be held remotely. You may join the meeting by telephone, computer or mobile device. By telephone, call 1 417-567-3146. Once you are connected they may ask for a meeting PIN number. That number is ‪208 459 821‬#. By computer or mobile device, follow this link: An agenda for the meeting will be posted shortly.