Community Preservation Committee

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The Framingham Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is now accepting CPA Project - Full Applications for FY 2024 from all eligible applicants. This is the second step in applying for CPA funds. Full Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2023, for funding consideration in FY2024. 

The Committee may only consider CPA funding for projects that have been deemed eligible by the CPC under specific guidelines established by the Community Preservation Act in the areas of open space, historic preservation, outdoor recreation, and community housing.  

To be successful, applicants must carefully read the CPA Project – Full Application Instructions prior to filling out and submitting their Full Applications and all Appendices. These Instructions and the CPC webpage provide links to documents necessary for completing an application.

Before the application deadline, the CPC requires one hard copy unbound set of the Full Application and Appendices to be submitted to the CPC and an Electronic Submission of these materials.

The Full Application, Instructions, other documents for completion of the application, and the Full Application Electronic Submission Form can be found below.

The Community Preservation Committee’s intent is to use CPA to help protect our cherished resources and enhance the quality of life for all who call Framingham home. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee via telephone at 508.532.5683 or via email to

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Eligibility Form FY2024 is no longer available as the deadline has passed.


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
Judith Grove  Clerk City Council July 2021  June 2024
Vacant  Member Conservation Commission     
David Gudejko Member Parks & Recreation Commission June 2022 June 2025
Mary-Anne Tratchel Member City Council June 2022 June 2025
Vacant Member Planning Board     
Vacant  Member Housing Authority     
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.