Community Preservation Committee


At its March 27, 2023 meeting, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted to recommend to the City Council a total expenditure of $1,549,000.00 in CPA funds for 10 projects. The CPC determined, among other factors, that the recommended projects met the goals expressed in the Community Preservation Plan, provided a public benefit, and addressed a need. If approved by the City Council, all projects must enter into a Grant Agreement with the City and submit regular progress and budget reports. Additional specific conditions are listed as applicable for each project. Upon entering into the Grant Agreement and in accordance with the conditions of the grant, funding may proceed without additional delay.

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Click here to access the FY’23 CPC Recommendation Package 


In November 2020, the City of Framingham adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA), MG Chapter 44B. This statewide legislation allows cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge which, along with state matching funds, is used for open space preservation, creation of community housing, preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, and creation of recreation opportunities.

Consistent with the requirements of the CPA, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was formed.


The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is comprised of nine (9) members. Five (5) seats are filled per state CPA statute by representatives from the following City Boards: Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Framingham Housing Authority, Parks & Recreation Committee, and Planning Board. The remaining four (4) seats are At-Large members appointed by the City Council. The four (4) At-Large members are prohibited from holding any other municipal position on a multiple-member body nor hold any position as a municipal officer while serving as a member of the CPC.

Name Position Appointing Authority Joined CPC Term Expiration
Thomas Mahoney Chair City Council July 2021 June 2024
Karen Margolis  Vice Chair City Council June 2022 June 2024
Steve Weisman Clerk Conservation Commission May 2022 June 2023
David Gudejko Member Parks & Recreation Commission June 2022 June 2025
Mary-Anne Tratchel Member City Council June 2022 June 2025
Joseph Norton Member Planning Board July 2021  June 2024
Stephen Joyce Member Housing Authority May 2022 June 2023
Judith Grove  Member City Council July 2021  June 2024
Fred Wallace Member Historical Commission July 2021  June 2025


The CPC is responsible for evaluating the community preservation needs of Framingham and making recommendations for appropriations from the Community Preservation Fund (CPC Fund) to the City Council as part of the annual budget process. During meetings, the CPC discusses its role as a facilitator to promote community preservation in Framingham and strives to:

  • Communicate the Community Preservation Act mission and goals to the residents of the City
  • Seek input and project ideas from the community
  • Utilize community goals articulated in other public documents that have received wide scrutiny and public input
  • Be a catalyst for projects
  • Be a funding source, not a developer
  • Meet multiple Community Preservation goals in each project 

The committee will hold at least one public, informational hearing as part of the initial study and the annual review process. Notice of the annual hearing will be posted at least two weeks before the hearing date. 

The CPC will meet at a minimum on the second and fourth Monday monthly at 7 p.m. unless rescheduled due to holidays or conflicts. Additional meetings as required. Meetings will be held in person when possible, or via Zoom when that is not possible.

Email or call 508-532-5683 to contact the Community Preservation Committee.