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Wellfleet Forum

The Wellfleet Community Forum is a civic organization that provides the people of Wellfleet, Massachusetts an opportunity to:

  • Freely express concerns and needs;
  • Develop and implement plans to improve the quality of life within the community;
  • Act in cooperation with Town government and other agencies and organizations in matters for the good of the Town.

Throughout the year, the Forum presents programs with speakers that provide information on topics of importance, interest, or concern. Presentations are generally followed by question and answer sessions.

If you would like to receive the Forum’s email newsletter with meeting announcements, sign up here by sending an email to

For weather-related cancellation information check this website or call us at 508 514 1753.

The Honorable Barbara E. Gray passed away on March 28, 2014 surrounded by her family. Born in New York City, the only child of Barbara Gray Obituarya fervent Republican father and closet Democrat mother, Barbara was truly a mixture of both parents. She began her political career as a Republican and finished as a leader within Massachusetts the Democratic Party. She was a forerunner for women legislators in the Massachusetts General Court.

In 1979, she bought property in Wellfleet. With her second husband Norman E. Gardner she moved from Framingham to Wellfleet after leaving the State House. Barbara made a habit of never saying the word “retire”. In Wellfleet, Barbara recycled herself onto the Planning Board as chair, the Local Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Local Comprehensive Implementation Committee, the Health Care Campus Committee, the Community Preservation Committee and the Charter Review Committee.

As a neighborhood and community organizer, she was President of the Forum Board, active in the effort to restore the Pond Hill Schoolhouse as a community building, and also in preserving wildlife habitat (especially for turtles & oysters), local trails, paths and scenic highways. She was Founder and Vice-President of Friends of the Herring River. She also served on the Library Board and the Lower Cape Access TV Board. She became a passionate supporter of the arts. In both her Framingham and Wellfleet homes, she hosted holidays and gatherings, including Norm’s daughters Sara and Becky, and their spouses and children in the widening circle.


For weather-related cancellation information check the Forum’s web site

or call 508-514-1753 for a recorded announcement

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