Executive director of Massachusetts’s Community Preservation Coalition Stuart Saginor will visit the Island from Boston to present CPA: What makes it Great? His presentation is an overview of the latest news, trends and best practices on the Community Preservation Act statewide. He will also offer his thoughts on the Island’s regional projects.

Following Mr. Saginor’s presentation, a panel of CPA advocates, including Rep. Tim Madden, will discuss the topic: Six Towns, One Island. The regional funding question comes up regularly on Martha’s Vineyard, a leader in this area in the state of Massachusetts. Collaborative CPC efforts on the Island include the Martha’s Vineyard Museum historic preservation projects, the Gay Head Lighthouse project, housing projects, as well as open space and recreation projects. A question and answer period will be part of the panel discussion period.

The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Sailing Camp on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs. For more information, call 508-687-9286.