Community Preservation Committee

The Community Preservation Committee helps develop and administer projects funded with Community Preservation Act monies; it encourages participation from interested community members.


The Community Preservation Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm in Howes House, and welcomes preliminary discussions of innovative projects. Background information on the Community Preservation Act and details on how to submit applications for funding are available at this website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If your questions are not answered by the various CPC links, please email Heidi Dietterich, the Administrative Assistant. or leave a phone message at (508) 696-0100 ext. 120.

The Community Preservation Committee is seeking applications for funding for 2018 projects. Deadline for Applications for Eligibility for 2019 projects is September 28, 2018 at 4:30 pm. Please email any questions to Heidi Dietterich at

The following projects were approved for CPA funding at the Fall 2017 Special Town Meeting and the 2018 Annual Town Meeting.

  • Dukes County Regional Housing Authority Rental Assistance: $80,000 to support the DCRHA rental subsidies program.
  • Old Mill Door Replacement: $20,000 for replacement of the Old Mill Door.
  • MV Agricultural Society Barn Doors: $15,000 for the replacement of the Agricultural Society Barn Doors.
  • West Tisbury Peddler's Wagon/MV Museum: $50,000 to restore the Peddler's Wagon as part of the MV Museum's permanent collection of historic artifacts.
  • Greenwood Avenue Affordable Housing:  $100,000 to assist the Island Housing Trust in development of six new housing units in this affordable housing project.
  • Affordable Housing Trust:  $300,000 to assist affordable housing emergency reserve to be used appropriately when an affordable home is in danger of foreclosure, or otherwise preserving affordability of homes.
  • Scott's Grove:  $49,000 to pay down principal on the borrowing for the Scott's Grove Affordable Housing Project.

A summary of all West Tisbury projects supported by Community Preservation funds is available at the tab at the top of this page called CPA Funded Projects, 2007-2017.

For a list of projects supported by CPA funds in all six island towns, go to the tab entitled All Island CPA Projects.

The Chairmanship rotates periodically.

Committee Members

Nancy Dole

Historic District Commission

Lesley Eaton

At Large

Chuck Hodgkinson

Finance Committee

Cheryl Lowe

Parks & Recreation

Bea Phear

Planning Board

John Brannen

Conservation Commission

Ted Jochsberger


John Rau

At Large