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. 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. The CPA was adopted in Wenham by Town Meeting in 2005. 

Wenham’s CPC welcomes and will give full consideration to all open space, historic, recreational, and housing applications that meet the criteria of the Act.  Application information can be found in that tab. 

Please note that the deadline to submit an application for
Community Preservation Eligibility is on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 430 PM. 

This is a separate form from the full 2023 CPC application and must be done first to determine eligibility to apply for project funding for fiscal year 2025.

The application deadline for the 2024 Annual Town Meeting will be Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 4:30 pm at the Town Administrator's Office. Applicants must submit 1 hard copy and 1 copy electronically to

Check back often for updates to the application submittal process.

Committee Members:

Janet Burt    Vice-Chair, At-Large 2026
Vacant   Joint Recreation  2026
Catherine Harrison   At-Large 2025
Alden Drake   At-Large   2024 
Leo Maestranzi    Conservation Commission  2024
Vacant   Clerk, Housing Authority 2025
Bonnie Anderson   Historic District    2024 
Patricia Gruits   At-Large 2026
Rick Woodland   Chair, Planning Board Rep 2026

For general information on the Community Preservation Act:

For the Language of the Community Preservation Act Law:


Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


RecycleSmart_logo_300x115 - Copy Code Red Logo for Webiste v2 white-logo copy