Orleans Citizens Forum
Monday, January 25, 2021
Does Orleans need a community center? If so, why and who would benefit? This issue was raised at the Town Meeting in October, preceded by a survey initiated by the town’s Recreation Advisory Committee. To delve a little deeper, four panelists covered various aspects of the questions embedded in the decision making process.
Kevin Galligan, Select Board Chair, spoke about the history of recreation and community spaces in Town including current efforts of the Community Building Renovation Committee and the increasing need for more space and more recreational offerings for all ages.
Carolyn Carey, Director of the Harwich Community Center, shared lessons learned over her twenty years as Director of the Harwich Community Center.
Tracy Murphy and Kyle Wibby, Chair and Co-chair of the Orleans Recreation Advisory Committee, spoke about data collected from community members including current needs, programs presently offered and their vision of a community center.
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