Community Preservation Committee (CPC)


The Community Preservation Committee ("CPC") meets the third Wednesday of every month. All CPC meetings are open to the public and residents are always invited to attend. Public comment is invited during Bi-Annual Informational Hearings, Annual Workshops, and Public Hearings on Project Applications or fill out our survey or send us an email to:


The Community Preservation Act (Massachusetts General Laws chapter 44b, or "CPA") was signed into law on September 14, 2000. Malden adopted the CPA in November 2015 by voting to approve a 1% local surcharge on property taxes which is matched annually via the state’s CPA fund. CPA Funds may be spent on capital improvement projects pertaining to Historic Preservation, Affordable Housing, and Open Space/Outdoor Recreation. CPA Funds are managed by the Malden CPC. Learn more in the links below:


Chosen per the Malden Community Preservation Ordinance

  • Lisa Sulda, Chair (Ward 1)
  • Khalil Kaba, Vice Chair (Conservation Commission, Ward 4)
  • Inna Babitskaya (Historical Commission, Ward 3)
  • Vacancy (Housing Authority)
  • Cameron Layne (Ward 7)
  • Monique Ching (At Large, Ward 5)
  • Rachael Running (Ward 8)
  • Eric Henry (Planning Board, Ward 3)
  • Brendan Brett (Ward 6)


If you have a project that you think may be eligible for CPA funding in FY23, please review the documents below and submit the online Pre-Application form between April 20th and June 7th, 2022. Eligible applicants will be notified by June 30th and invited to submit a full application which  is due by September 6th, 2022: 

  1. FY23 Application Instructions for all applicants
  2. FY23 Pre-Application Web-Form (recommended); or download the PDF FY23 Pre-Application Form and email it to  - due June 7, 2022
    1. Watch the Information Session from March 16, 2022
  3. FY23 Application Form - released in June, 2022; due Sept. 6, 2022 (for reference, see the FY22 Application form here)

Off-cycle applications may be accepted with the permission of the CPC Chair and Coordinator ( for projects with extenuating circumstances or for projects requiring emergency funding. 

For reference, view current and prior year applications at CPA Funding Applications.

Share Your Ideas!

Fill out our survey to let us know how you think Malden CPA Funds should be spent. Surveys completed by April 12, 2022 will be incorporated into the 2022 CPC Plan Update.

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