Community Preservation Committee



The Community Preservation Committee is pleased to announce the Committee has accepted eleven (11) applications for possible funding for Fiscal Year 2023 in accordance with MGL 44B, Community Preservation Act and Article II, Section 32 of the General Ordinances of the City of Framingham. As such, the Committee will be inviting applicants to present their projects and answer any questions regarding the proposals. Presentations will be conducted at the Committee’s regular meetings, beginning at approximately 7:15 PM, in the Blumer Room as well as via Zoom (See the Link on the CPC Agenda using the City’s Meeting Portal). The tentative schedule is as follows:

Feb. 6, 2023        

    CPA23-005    Arlington Street Park Construction

    CPA23-006    Chris Walsh Memorial Trail Design

    CPA23-016    Temple Street Park Improvements

Feb. 13, 2023        

    CPA23-009    Edgell Grove Cemetery Tomb House Emergency Roof Repair

    CPA23-013    FHC – The Academy – Preservation and Accessibility

    CPA23-014    FHC – The Edgell Memorial Library – Preservation and Restoration

Feb. 21, 2023        

    CPA23-008    Purchase Land at 103 Guild Rd

    CPA23-012    Purchase Conservation Restriction at 43-45 Nixon Rd

    CPA23-019    Design Study for New Community Garden Sites in Framingham

Feb. 27, 2023        

    CPA23-002    Framingham Accessible Dock at Waushakum Beach

    CPA23-003    Universally Accessible Walking Trail with Scenic Viewing Platforms on the Carol Getchell Nature Trail

Once the Committee has heard all the projects, then they will deliberate, at a future meeting, to determine which projects will be supported for funding and make final recommendations to the City Council no later then April 1, 2023.

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


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.