Conservation & Agricultural Commission

Regular Meetings

CAC 2023

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Gary Piszczek, Chairman (D)
    Term: December 31, 2023
  • Ted Zajac, Vice Chairman (U)
    Term: December 31, 2022
  • Matthew Snurkowski, Vice Chairman (R)
    Term: December 31, 2025
  • Lynwood Crary (D)
    Term: December 31, 2025
  • Margaret Gibson (D)
    Term: December 31, 2025
  • Sandy Pimentel (R)
    Term: December 31, 2026

Alternate Members

  • Roberta Charpentier (U)
    Term: December 31, 2025
  • Vacancy


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 and 2010 the Preston Conservation and 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
  • Preparing for the next Plan of Conservation and Development