Community Preservation Committee


The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act allows municipalities to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which are matched by state funds. The purpose of the Act is to fund community preservation projects and initiatives in the areas of community housing, historic preservation, open space conservation, and outdoor recreation. Greenfield citizens adopted the Community Preservation Act in 2020 with a local surcharge of 1 %.

In 2022 the committee developed a Community Preservation Plan which you can read here.

The Community Preservation Committee is annually tasked with:

The committee operates under Chapter 117 of the City Code.


The committee holds a hybrid meeting on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the City Hall Meeting Room, Room 203, 14 Court Sq., Greenfield, MA 01301 and via Zoom. Please check the calendar for scheduled meeting information, including agendas and Zoom links.

Nine seats / Three-year terms
Travis Drury, chair, Conservation Commission appointee June 2024
Garth Shaneyfelt, vice-chair, City Council appointment June 2023
Yanis Chibani, mayoral appointment June 2024
David Chichester, Planning Board appointee June 2025
Donna DuSell, Recreation Commission appointee June 2025
Thomas Guerino, Housing Authority appointee June 2023
John Passiglia, Historical Commission appointee June 2023
Wisty Rorabacher, mayoral appointment June 2025
Susan Worgaftik, City Council appointment June 2024
Staff contact: Christian LaPlante / 413-772-1548, ext. 4 324 Main St., second floor, Greenfield, MA 01301
Community Preservation Committee Meetings

12/01/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
10/27/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
10/13/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
09/22/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
08/25/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
07/28/22 Public Hearing Agenda             Minutes       Video            
07/14/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video            
06/23/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
06/01/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
04/28/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
03/24/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
02/24/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
01/27/22 Agenda             Minutes       Video