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.  The application deadline for the 2023 Annual Town Meeting will be Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 4:00 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    At-Large 2023 
John Cusolito   Joint Recreation  2023
Vacant   Chair, At-Large 2025
Alden Drake   At-Large   2024 
Leo Maestranzi    Conservation Commission  2024
Trudy Reid   Housing Authority 2025
Mary Wood   Historic District    2024 
Susan L. Mehlin   At-Large 2025
Rick Woodland   Planning Board Rep 2023

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


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