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Community Preservation Act Committee



The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was enacted by legislation to provide dedicated funding for preservation of open space, historic resources and community housing. CPA funding is provided through a local real estate tax surcharge and a statewide Registry of Deeds surcharge. Easton adopted the CPA in 2001. For more information CPA and how it works, click here.


Easton’s voters adopted the CPA because they recognized the importance of preserving the treasures that comprise Easton’s character and contribute to our quality of life.


Since adopting the CPA, Easton's CPA funds have been used to acquire open space, construct playgrounds, preserve historically significant structures and protect community housing.  For a list of previously approved projects, click Projects & Proposals in the box on the left.

In 2015 the Easton CPC adopted its first Community Preservation Plan.  The Plan includes a history of the CPA in Easton, past project and financial information, and project priorities for each CPA category (Housing, Historic Resources, Open Space and Recreation). 
The 2015 CPA Plan is available HERE.


Visit the statewide Community Preservation Coalition's website at for more information about the Community Preservation Act.


To see Community Preservation Fund Financial reports, please see this page.


Town of Easton
136 Elm Street
Easton, MA 02356

Questions? Comments? Contact
Gary Anderson, Planning Director



Member Position:
Term ends:
James Lee
Chair, Citizen representative
Greg Strange
Vice-Chair, Planning & Zoning representative
Timothy McCaul
Conservation Commission representative
Edmund Hands
Citizen representative
Avery Lee Williams
Clerk, Citizen representative
Dennis Sheedy
Easton Housing Authority representative
John Ventresco
Historical Commission representative
Patrick Goodman
Citizen representative
Meredith Keach
Recreation Commission representative