In order to administer the fund, the City must create a local Community Preservation Committee (or "CPC"), which was created in February 2017 under Article LI, Section 2-289 of the City Code. The Committee includes appointments from the Community Development Board, Parks Commission, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission and the Pittsfield Housing Authority, as well as four "at-large" appointments submitted by the Mayor to the City Council for approval. The membership of the committee is as follows:
James Conant, Chair, Representative of the Conservation Commission
Thomas Cracolici, At-Large
John Dickson, Vice-Chair, Representative of the Historical Commission
Shirley Edgerton, At-Large
Alexandra Groff, At-Large
Sheila Irvin, Representative of the Community Development Board
George Moran, Representative of the Pittsfield Housing Authority
Simon Muil, Representative of the Parks Commission
Danielle Steinmann, At-Large
Before soliciting potential projects, the CPC will spend much of the balance of 2017 preparing a prioritization plan. The CPC is currently accepting public input in relation to the prioritization plan through an online survey, which can be accessed here: CPC Public Input Survey.
The CPC has developed an application that it will circulate later in 2017 once it is ready to solicit project proposals. To review the application, click here.
For more information, please contact Cornelius Hoss at email@example.com or (413) 499-9366. For more information on the Community Preservation Act, visit the Community Preservation Coalition website.
2017 Agendas and Materials
Meetings are broadcast by Pittsfield Community Television and available to watch on demand through their website.