About the CPC

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

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


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


The next Bridgewater CPC meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 PM. Please find the agenda below.

The Bridgewater Community Preservation Committee is ​in the process of obtaining new members and will be setting a new meeting schedule once all members have been identified.

For information on how you can volunteer to serve within the Town of Bridgewater, please click here for information.
A draft of the Housing Production Plan, prepared by Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC), is available on the Town of Bridgewater website/Community & Economic Development page. 

The town will host a second public meeting to discuss the plan on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers of the Academy Building.

Bridgewater Community Preservation Committee

Academy Building Blast from the Past
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!