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.  CPA funding applications will be received in the Permitting Office. The CPA funding application deadline for Town Meeting in 2022 is still to be determined.   Check back often for updates to the application submittal process.

Committee Members:

Trudy Reid   Housing Authority 2025
Janet Burt    At-Large 2023 
Dan Curran    Joint Recreation  2023
Peter Clay   Planning Board  2023 
Barbara Locke    Historic District    2024 
Leo Maestranzi    Conservation Commission  2024
Tom Starr   Vice-Chair At-Large   2024
Alden Drake   At-Large   2024 
Harriet Davis   At-Large 2025

For general information on the Community Preservation Act:

For the Language of the Community Preservation Act Law:


Town Hall Hours

Monday 9am-4:30pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am-1pm


Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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