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 2018 Funding Round 

Eligibility forms due August 17, 2018. Applications due September 17, 2018.

Review schedule and current projects under review...
2018 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

  1. Sarah LaValley Conservation, Preservation & Land Use Planner 210 Main St., City Hall Northampton, MA 01060 413-587-1263

Northampton CPA Projects


  • Brian Adams, Chair, City Council Appointee              Term expires: January 2019
  • Julia Chevan, Recreation Commission Representative Term Expires: June 2018
  • Vacant, Planning Board Representative     
  • Martha Lyon, Historical Commission Representative       Term expires: June 2018
  • Jack Finn, Conservation Commission Representative       Term Expires: June 2018
  • Christopher Hellman, Elected Representative,                 Term expires: January 2020
  • Jeff Jones, Housing Authority Representative            Term Expires June 2020
  • Linda Morley, Mayoral Appointee,                                 Term Expires: June 2019
  • David Whitehill, Elected Representative,                       Term expires: January 2020
  • Sarah LaValley, Community Preservation Comm Staff                                     413-587-1263
  • John Frey, Community Preservation Committee Staff                                           413-587-1072

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.