It really isn't a secret to anyone who has served Wellesley.  It is our current decentralized government that has allowed us to build exceptional town services, while remaining fiscally responsible.€

Morses Pond Beach, Wellesley, MA, "The beach within reach!"

Fuller Brook Park Preservation Project

Ann-Mara Lanza, Precinct D:

Highlights from Special Town Meeting,  November,  2015


Our Secret Formula

In this section we publish commentary from Wellesley residents and stakeholders who are concerned about the impact of the Special Act on what makes Wellesley such a special place to live.  If you are interested in contributing to these efforts, please go to our "contact us" web page. 

Lois Sullivan, Precinct C:

Highlights from Special Town Meeting, November, 2015

“…our secret to me are the people…we should not too casually throw away what is our culture. I consider that our special thing…”

"Rumor has it that the settlers of Boston suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts were so taken with the community that they originally dubbed it Contentment. As one of the few truly walkable suburbs west of Boston, Wellesley is home to a wealth of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and wonderful outdoor spaces. The community is sought after among those looking for high ranking public schools and an easy commute into the city."

 Leslie Mann, Real Estate Professional with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, May 28, 2013, CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

Selected achievements through our “secret formula”

• Purchase of the “North 40”
• Restoration of Fuller Brook Park
• Purchase of 900 Worcester Road
• Adoption of the Integrated Pest Management Plan on town land
• Construction of the new Wellesley High School
• Restoration of Morses Pond
• Only “Green Power Community” in Massachusetts ranked by U. S. EPA 2012
• Scenic designation of Brookside Road
• Sprague Field restoration

• Construction of the main Wellesley Free Library building

Selected achievements through our “secret formula”

• The Municipal Light Plant
• Recycling at the award-winning RDF
• Wellesley Wonderful Weekend Celebrations for 18 years (Veteran’s Parade for 48 years)
• Facilities Review Committee for WMS renovation
• Acquisition of Centennial Park (1982) and later protection as permanent conservation land.
• Establishment of the Natural Resources Commission to protect Wellesley’s open space
• Wellesley A Better Chance
• Wellesley town trail system

On March 15, 2016,

VOTE "No" on Question #1 - the Special Act