Community Preservation Committee

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) allows communities in Massachusetts to establish a fund that may be spent for certain open space, recreational, historic resource and affordable housing purposes. CPA funds are raised through a local property tax surcharge coupled with matching funds from the state. In May 2001, the voters of Boxford adopted the CPA, approving a 3% surchage on most property taxes paid by town residents.
Click here for additional information including comprehensive overview of The Community Preservation Act including potential uses, text of the CPA, DOR revenue guidelines and a list of CPA communities etc.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ross Povenmire Agent (978) 887-6000 ext.181

Board Members

Angela Steadmen


Peter Delaney
Virginia Havey
Natasha Grigg
Jon Schwartz
Angela Steadmen
Barbara G. Jessel
F. Richard Shaw
J. Steven Merriam
Vacancy One