Community Preservation Committee


  • 7 p.m.
  • Date to be announced
  • Town Hall
    41 Highland Avenue
    Cohasset, MA 02025

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Members Position
Thomas Reardon Citizen at Large/Chair
Maryanne Wetherald Open Space & Recreation
Paul Grady Select Board Representative
Mark St. Onge Historical Commission Representative
Virginia Najmi Housing Authority Representative
Eric Eisenhauer Conservation Commission
Darin Souza Vice-Chair
Jennifer Dial Citizen at Large
Deirdre Hobson Planning Board


The Community Preservation Committee is subject to any and all responsibilities set forth in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44B, Section 5 (b)(3)(c). The Committee studies the needs, possibilities, and resources of the Town regarding community preservation. The Committee consults with existing municipal boards, including the Board of Selectmen, the Conservation Commission, the Historical Commission, the Planning Board, the Recreation Commission, the Water Commission, the Open Space Committee, and the Housing Authority, in conducting such studies. As a part of its study, the Committee reviews any current Master Plan or Open Space Plan and holds one or more public informational hearings on the needs, possibilities, and resources of the Town regarding community preservation; notice of which are posted publicly and published 2 weeks preceding a hearing in a local newspaper that has general circulation in the Town.


  • Studies the needs, possibilities, and resources of the Town with the focus of community preservation
  • Makes recommendations to the Town Meeting for the acquisition and preservation of historic resources
  • Set aside funds for later spending - these funds are specifically for the purposes that are consistent with community preservation
  • Recommends, where possible, to reuse existing buildings, or to construct new buildings on previously developed sites