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 2020 will be Monday, January 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm at the Permitting Office. 

Committee Members:

Janet Burt    At-Large  
Elizabeth Craig-McCormack   Housing Authority   2022
Denis Curran    Joint Recreation   2021
Donald Killam   Planning Board  2020 
Barbara Locke    Historic District  2021 
Leo Maestranzi    Conservation Commission  2021
Tom Starr   Vice-Chair At-Large   
Patrick Waddell   Chair At-Large   2022
Bill Weihs    At-Large  2022 

Next M
eeting Dates: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

For general information on the Community Preservation Act:

For the Language of the Community Preservation Act Law:


TOWN offices open
to the public

Monday   9am - 12pm
Tuesday   2pm - 7pm
Wednesday   1pm - 4:30pm 
Thursday  9am - 12pm 
Friday   Closed 

contact town hall
Staff Directory

Phone  978-468-5520

Fax  978-468-8014
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA  01984

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