Community Preservation Committee (CPC)

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.

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

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.  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 "Videos of CPC Meetings" link for videos of recent online meetings.  The CPC plans to resume meeting in-person beginning in September 2022.

Click on the link for a list of projects funded by Stoughton's CPA Fund.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Barry Kassler Program Administrator
MemberRoleBoardTerm Expiration
Mark Zamanian

Chair

Redevelopment Authority

June/2025

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/2024

John Linehan

Member

Open Space Committee

June/2024

Donald F. Brady

Member

Housing Authority

June/2025

Olubunmi Aramide Olotu

Member

Citizen Appointee

June/2023

Rich Terry

Member

Planning Board

June/2023