Working For The Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Coalition is an alliance of open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation organizations working with municipalities to help them understand, adopt, and implement the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA).

The Coalition was formed in the 1990s with the goal of achieving passage of the Community Preservation Act. With leadership and help from our diverse Steering Committee, the Coalition works to preserve Massachusetts communities’ unique character by advocating for and supporting the Community Preservation Act, advancing smart growth and sustainable development for communities across the Commonwealth.

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Latest CPA News
Kathy Roth Announces Her Departure from the Coalition Kathy Roth Announces Her Departure From the Coalition


After 11 years of service, Kathy Roth is stepping down as our Associate Director and we are now accepting applications to fill her position.


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Two final communities advance CPA to November Ballot CPA Adoption Update: Palmer and East Bridgewater on the Ballot


Two final communities advance CPA to the ballot this year, bringing the total number of municipalities voting on CPA adoption to sixteen.


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