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 Act (CPA) enables Massachusetts communities to levy a surcharge on property tax bills to raise funds to expand their open space, historic, recreational and affordable housing assets. These funds are supplemented by a State match that is raised by a filing fee at State Registry of Deeds and has ranged from 20% to 100% of the amount raised by the Town of Tisbury. Tisbury voters approved our town’s participation at the Town Meeting in April, 2005, and the subsequent Town election.  The average annual CPA surcharge to Tisbury residents is about $188.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - If your questions are not answered by the various CPC links, please email Heidi Dietterich, the CPC Administrator, or leave a phone message at 508-687-9286.  Please email any questions to

A nine-member Community Preservation Committee (CPC) helps develop and administer projects funded with CPA monies. It encourages participation by interested community members. All six island towns have adopted the CPA for their communities.

Deadline for Applications for Eligibility for 2020 projects is Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Heidi Dietterich Administrator

Members as Appointed by their respective Boards and Commissions

NameDesignated ByTerm Expires

Paul Munafo

Chair, Board of Selectmen


Cheryl Doble

Planning Board


John Best

Conservation Commission


Trip Barnes

Board of Selectmen


John Bacheller

William St. Historic District


Abbe Burt

Affordable Housing Committee


Dave Ferraguzzi

Board of Selectmen


Victor Capoccia

Board of Selectmen


Tomar Waldman