Great Neighborhoods ally receives preservation award

mlevyHats off to our Great Neighborhoods Somerville partner Meridith Levy, Deputy Director of the Somerville Community Corporation, for her grassroots efforts that helped facilitate adoption of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) by Somerville voters in 2012.

In a State House ceremony earlier today, Meredith and Somverville Mayor Joseph Curtatone (pictured at right) received a Kuehn Community Preservation Award from the Community Preservation Coalition. Other award winners included community preservation advocates in Swansea, Conway, Martha’s Vineyard, Aquinnah, Easton, Fall River, Dartmouth, West Springfield, and Ashland.

CPA funds help communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities.

Somerville Community Corporation is a strategic partner of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance. Learn more about Great Neighborhoods Somerville.