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Community Preservation Committee

Community Preservation Committee meetings are recorded by Easton Community Access Television (ECAT).  You may find them on their website: EASTONCAT.ORG or on YouTube (Easton Massachusetts  Finance and Budget Meetings)
Communities adopting the Community Preservation Act (CPA), agree to impose a local real estate tax surcharge that generates funds for open space protection, historic preservation, affordable housing and outdoor recreation.  In addition to the local surcharge collection, CPA communities receive an annual distribution from the state that is funded through a statewide Registry of Deeds surcharge imposed specifically for CPA purposes.

Easton adopted the CPA in 2001. CPA funding grants are administered by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and approved at Annual Town Meeting. To help determine what projects should be funded the Easton CPC adopted and recently updated the Community Preservation Plan. The Plan includes a history of the CPA in Easton, past projects, financial information, and project priorities for each CPA category (Housing, Historic Resources, Open Space and Recreation).  The 2020 CPA Plan is available here. For a list of CPA funded projects in Easton and to learn more about CPA and how it works, click here. Community Preservation Fund Financial reports, are available by  clicking here.

For projects to be considered at the May 2022 Annual Town Meeting, the CPC accepted Letters of Interest up to March 11, 2021.  The  CPA Application Timeline outlines the annual application submittal process.  A Letter of Interest template and instructions is available here.  An Application template is available here.  If you have any questions about the application process or timeline or need help filling it out, please be in touch with Community Planner Wayne Beitler at 508-230-0645, or by e-mail at

Community Preservation Committee members: 

Member Position:
Term ends:
James Lee
Citizen representative
Gregory Strange
Planning & Zoning representative
Carol Lundeen
Conservation Commission representative
Edmund Hands
Citizen representative
Thomas Brussard
Chair, Citizen representative
Dennis Sheedy
Easton Housing Authority representative
John Ventresco
Historical Commission representative
Amanda Buck Varella
Citizen representative
Meredith Keach
Recreation Commission representative