Conservation & Agricultural Commission

As defined in Section 7-131a of the Connecticut General Statutes, Conservation & Agricultural Commissions are advisory in nature. They are mandated to keep an index of open space and natural resources, conduct research into the possible utilization of land areas, approve grant applications for open space and preservation purposes, and keep records of meetings and activities. In addition, there are a dozen optional responsibilities available to Conservation & Agricultural Commissions.

In 2009-2010 the Preston Conservation & Agricultural Commission chose to focus on management of conservation land/easements, updating and expanding Preston’s resource inventory, connecting with regional agencies, finalizing conservation regulations and preparing for the next Plan of Conservation & Development.

Regular MembersTerm
Gary Piszczek, Chairman (D) 12/31/2017
Gail Rigney, Vice Chairman (U) 12/31/2016
Margaret Gibson 12/31/2018
Susan Mattern (R) 01/01/2021
Lynwood Crary (D) 12/31/2018
Matthew Snurkowski 12/31/2019
Robert F. Tousignant (U) 11/07/2017
Alternate MembersTerm
Roberta Charpentier (U) 01/01/2021

Andy Depta (R)


The Conservation & Agricultural Commission meets on the 4th Monday of each month (except for May the meeting will be held on the 3rd Monday).  The CAC does not meet in December.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Preston Town Hall upstairs conference room.