Community Preservation Coalition Membership Program

In 2007, the Community Preservation Coalition completed its transition to a membership-based organization. We are so pleased that this move was well received by CPA communities. Our organization is now a much stronger statewide voice for CPA because of this support.

The Coalition provides a complimentary membership to all new CPA communities until their Community Preservation Committee is organized. At that time, communities are asked to join the Coalition. The amount each community pays is based on a sliding scale according to the previous year's local CPA revenue (the total from all sources), as reported on the CP-1 form filed with the Dept of Revenue. The ten categories are shown below.


Local CPA Revenue Coalition Dues
$15,000 and under  $                    200
$15,000 - $100,000  $                    300
$100,000 - $249,999  $                    875
$250,000 - $499,999  $                 1,750
$500,000 - $749,999  $                 2,875
$750,000 - $999,999  $                 3,500
$1 million - $2,250,000  $                 4,350
$2.25 million - $5 million  $                 7,900
$5 million - $15 million  $               10,000
$15 million and above  $               20,000


As the only statewide organization working on the Community Preservation Act, the Coalition provides a broad range of services and programs, mainly focused on serving the needs of local CPCs. The primary functions include:

  • Staffing a technical assistance hotline to answer questions regarding CPA.
  • Maintaining the Coalition’s website (the only comprehensive source of CPA information on the Internet).
  • Publishing an email newsletter to provide CPA news to communities.
  • Legislative advocacy and lobbying work to improve the effectiveness of the Act, fend off raids on the CPA Trust Fund, and defeat bills that propose harmful CPA amendments.
  • Press information services for media outlets seeking information on CPA.
  • Regional CPA conferences to share best practices among CPCs.
  • Implementation training program for newly created CPCs.
  • Assistance to communities on ballot measures for CPA adoption, revocation and surcharge and exemption changes.
  • Representing CPA interests at statewide conferences, seminars and meetings and acting as liaison to other statewide associations and state agencies.

The Coalition was able to accomplish a great deal in 2017 on behalf of the 172 cities and towns that have adopted CPA. For a look at our progress, see the 2017 Coalition Annual Report.

Please contact Stuart Saginor at 617-371-0540 or with any questions or for more information.