Community Preservation Committee

Meetings


  • Quarterly (typically the 2nd Thursday in January, April, July & October at 6:30 p.m.) or as needed
  • Public comment is invited at the start of each regular meeting

Agendas & Minutes


Official meeting agendas listing all projects seeking Community Preservation (CPA) funds are posted at least 2 business days prior. All agendas & minutes are archived online. View the most recent agenda.

Members


Name Position / Representative
Joe Muto Chair, Mayoral Appointee
William Porter
Mayoral Appointee
Cynthia P. Gaylord
Historical Commission
Kate Deviny Historical Commission Alternate
Vincent Olinski Parks and Recreation Commission
Michael Tirrell
Parks and Recreation Commission Alternate
Thomas E. Sharp
Vice Chair, Conservation Commission
vacant Conservation Commission Alternate
Daniel Kelly Housing Authority
vacant Housing Authority Alternate
Cheryl Crowe
Planning Board
William Carellas
Planning Board Alternate

Overview


The Community Preservation Committee was established in 2003, following a public referendum which adopted the Community Preservation Act. The revenues generated from the CPA surcharge on property tax bills (which enables supplemental state funding not available to non-CPA communities) is used to acquire and preserve land for open space and recreation, preserve and restore historical resources or support community housing. The Committee reviews applications and recommends the expenditure of CPA funds for qualified projects, which are subject to Mayoral endorsement and a City Council appropriation vote. The City's Community Preservation Plan is used to evaluate each funding request and to guide the Committee's efforts. Westfield is a member of the Community Preservation Coalition, which maintains a statewide searchable CPA Projects Database.

    Applications


    Requests for funding are accepted on a rolling basis. Download the Project Submission Form & Instructions.