Community Preservation Committee

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to provide cities and towns a way for an entire community to improve its quality of life in a manner that might not otherwise be possible through existing budgets.  Stoughton's CPA is augmented by a subsidy from designated state funds. The CPA provides that its funds shall only be used for the purposes of Open Space, Historic Preservation, Recreation and Community Housing. The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was created by vote of the Town Meeting to make recommendations to Town Meeting for the specific use of the CPA funds and to oversee the proper application of those funds for projects approved by Town Meeting.

The committee's regular monthly meeting is usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Watch the SMAC video of Knights Walk Ribbon Cutting: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHtahPItZow  

The procedure for submitting applications can be found at the link in the blue links menu to "CPA Fund APPLICATION FORMS".  That link will take you to a page with all the new guidelines and forms, including a new Timeline for Applicants and a new Applicant's Checklist -- both for your own use.  It also provides links to key Town of Stoughton planning documents like the Open Space and Recreation Plan that your application may need to refer to. 

Due to the pandemic, the committee has been meeting online.  Our agenda listings will all have the connection information so you can view our meetings live online when possible.  We will make every effort to have our meetings livestreamed on SMAC, but that may not always be possible due to scheduling conflicts.  Click the blue "Videos of CPC Meetings" link for videos of recent meetings.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Barry Kassler Program Administrator
MemberRoleBoardTerm Expiration
Mark Zamanian

Chair

SRA

June/2022

Dwight MacKerron

Vice-Chair

Historical Commission

June/2023

Michael Barrett

Treasurer

Citizen Appointee

June/2024

John Morton

Member

Conservation Commission

June/2023

Laurice Rubel

Member

Recreation

June/2022

John Linehan

Member

Open Space Committee

June/2022

Joseph Scardino

Member

Planning Board

June/2023

Barry Crimmins

Member

Housing Authority

June/2022

Olubunmi Aramide Olotu

Member

Citizen Appointee

June/2023