Community Preservation Committee


First and third Wednesday of each month (generally)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Agendas and Minutes Prior to 2014

Fall 2016 Funding Round 

Eligibility forms due August 19, 2016. Applications due September 12, 2016.

Review schedule and current projects under review...

2016 Round 2 Application Review Schedule
Project Applications Currently Under Review

CPA Tax Surcharge Exemptions

Elderly and low income residents may be eligible for a tax surcharge exemption. Click for details.
CPA Tax Surcharge Exemptions

Northampton CPA Projects

  1. Sarah LaValley Conservation, Preservation and Land Use Planner 210 Main St., Room 11 City Hall Northampton, MA 01060 Ph: 413-587-1263


  • Brian Adams, Chair, City Council Appointee,                                          Term expires: January 2019

  • David Drake, Vice Chair, Historical Commission Representative,                  Term expires: June 2018

  • David Whitehill, Elected Representative,                                                          Term expires: January 2020                                         

  • Christopher Hellman, Elected Representative,                                       Term expires: January 2020                                        

  • Jeff Jones, Housing Authority  Representative         Term Expires June 2017             

  • Debin Bruce, Planning Board Representative,                                                  Term expires: March 2016

  • Jack Finn, Conservation Commission Representative                                            Term Expires: June 2018

  • Julia Chevan, Recreation Commission Representative                                                 Term Expires: June 2018                              

  • Linda Morley, Mayoral Appointee,                                         Term Expires: January 2017      

  • Sarah LaValley, Community Preservation Committee Staff,                                                                                                        

  • John Frey, Community Preservation Committee Staff,

About the Committee

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) allows communities to create a local Community Preservation Fund to raise money through a surcharge of up to three percent of the real estate tax levy on real property for open space protection, historic preservation and the provision of affordable housing. The act also created a state matching fund to supplement local revenues collected.

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The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is responsible for making recommendations for how Community Preservation Act funds must be spent in the four CPA program areas: Community Housing, Historic Preservation, Open Space and Recreation.