CPA Committee Members and Staff

The CPAC has several important functions: to receive project requests, to evaluate community needs in the areas for which CPA funding can be used, and to make recommendations to the City Council for the use of CPA funds. CPA funds cannot be appropriated or spent without the recommendation of the CPAC and subsequent approval by the City Council. In the process of determining how CPA funds are to be used, the CPAC consults with various committees that are knowledgeable about each of the community preservation program areas, and holds public hearings to gathers input from Holyoke residents.

Kip Foley, Chair, Citizen-at-large (appointed)
Mike Falcetti, Vice-Chair, Housing Authority Commission Representative
Mimi Panitch, Planning Board Representative
Andrew McMahon, Citizen-at-large (appointed)
Elaine Pluta, Treasurer, Citizen-at-large (appointed)
Rosemary Arnold, Conservation Commission Representative
Marco Crescentini, Historical Commission Representative
Mike Sullivan, City Councilor 
Israel Rivera, Parks & Recreation Commission Representative 

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For inquiries regarding applications:
Contact Amy at the email above or at (413) 561-1647
Office hours: By appointment (via email or phone)
Holyoke City Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm. 6 (Ballroom level).

CPAC Meeting Minutes are available for download on Google Drive here.

To learn more about the work and composition of the CPC, read the Holyoke CPC Ordinance.

To read the text of the CPA Legislation for Massachusetts (General Laws Chapter 44B), click here.

CPC Meetings are also viewable on Holyoke Media's Youtube channel where Agendas are also posted.