Community Preservation Committee

The review process is underway. Applications are closed to new applicants. Reach out to planning@shrewsburyma.gov if you are interested in more information on the CPC process.

About the Committee

The Town of Shrewsbury adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in August 8, 2020. The CPA is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. CPA also helps strengthen the state and local economies by expanding housing opportunities and construction jobs for the Commonwealth's workforce, and by supporting the tourism industry through preservation of the Commonwealth’s historic and natural resources Each community that adopts the Community Preservation Act is required to establish a Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to administer the program.  

The Board of Selectmen appointed the At-Large Shrewsbury Community Preservation Committee on April 27, 2021. The Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Shrewsbury Housing Authority and Parks and Cemetery Commission appointed 1 member from their respective groups to serve on the Community Preservation Committee.

Board Members
Term Expiration
Jason Molina, At Large Member, Chair
June 30, 2025
Debra Mooney, At Large Member, Vice Chair
June 30, 2024
Melanie Magee, At Large Member, Clerk
June 30, 2023
Rajesh Velagapudi, At Large Member
June 30, 2024
Martha Gach, Conservation Commission Representative

June 30, 2023

Gail Aslanian, Historical Commission Representative 
June 30, 2023
Purna Rao, Planning Board Representative 

June 30, 2023

James LeMay, Parks & Cemetery Commission Representative

June 30, 2023

Kathleen McSweeney, Housing Authority Representative
June 30, 2023
Staff Liaison
Rowen McAllister, Department of Economic Development


  1. Community Preservation Committee Meeting

    Join the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to review their first round of applications for Community Preservation Funds! Read on...
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