The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a state-authorized funding mechanism for local open space, historic preservation, outdoor recreation, and community housing initiatives.

The Town Manager has released the draft of Bridgewater's Downtown Revitalization Plan. Please click here to review the plan.


  • Gina Guasconi, Chair: Recreation Commission​
  • Melissa Desjardins, Vice-Chair: Citizen at Large
  • Kevin Manderville, Treasurer/Clerk: Open Space Committee
  • Harry Bailey, Jr: Conservation Commission
  • Jean Guarino: Planning Board
  • ​Nicholas Palmieri: Historical Commission
  • Joan Neumeister : Housing Authority
  • Vacant: Housing Trust
  • ​Vacant: Historical District Commission
  • ​Executive Assistant: Joshua McGraw


Academy Building Blast from the Past

About the CPC

The next meeting of the Bridgewater Community Preservation Committee will be held on July 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Academy Building.

For information on how you can volunteer to serve within the Town of Bridgewater, please click here for information.
The Housing Production Plan, prepared by Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC), is available by clicking here:


While clearing out the Academy Building before renovations, a true gem was discovered. Relive a little bit of the past in this 1951 article that discusses plans to turn over the building to the town for community use. Enjoy!


Bridgewater Community Preservation Committee