For the first time since 2013, the Community Preservation Coalition has vacancies on its Steering Committee and is accepting applications for new members.
A nominating committee was formed at the Steering Committee's March meeting and we are actively looking for volunteers to serve. As the CPA program has grown over the last 20 years, the Coalition Steering Committee hopes to grow along with it by including wide-ranging representation from communities of varying size, income levels, and geographic location, as well as representatives from both cities and towns.
Candidates can be current or former members of local Community Preservation Committees, CPC administrators, local CPA advocates, or engaged municipal representatives. All are welcome to apply, though nominees must be from a CPA community that is a current member of the Coalition. Based on previous openings, we anticipate this will be a competitive process.
The Steering Committee formally meets four times per year to handle all matters relating to the operation of the Coalition. The Committee works on CPA policy issues, legislative changes to the Act, the Coalition budget and fundraising, statewide CPA outreach, and similar issues. Meetings are held on weekday mornings in Boston, typically at the offices of a Coalition member organization.
The Steering Committee also works on these issues in smaller committee groups such as the Legislative Committee, Nominating Committee, and Executive Committee. This work is done in the time between full committee meetings and relies heavily on conference calls and email contact, rather than in-person meetings.
To be considered for nomination, please send the following by the end of the day on Friday, May 17th:
- A short email or letter of interest
- A personal bio or resume
- Email and phone number for two references that the nominating committee may contact. One of these references should be a member of your local Community Preservation Committee.
You can email this information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coalition Steering Committee Nominating Committee will review applications and submit candidates for confirmation by the full Steering Committee at their June meeting.