“We’ve made a lot of progress on Cape Cod, but there is more we can do to improve people’s lives and protect our environment and communities from the immense challenges of climate change, poverty, and healthcare. I worked with you before as your commissioner for two terms, and I’m running again to continue our efforts.”

-Sheila Lyons


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Sheila Lyons for Barnstable County commissioner

Dear Barnstable County Voters, 

Thank you for visiting my Website. 

My name is Sheila Lyons and I am a candidate for the Barnstable County Board of Commissioners. 

I am running for Barnstable County Commissioner because I know the job. I served our County government, first as the Wellfleet Representative to the Assembly of Delegates, 2006-2008, then as County Commissioner from 2008 to 2016. When first elected Commissioner in 2008, our national, state and local governments were in the throes of the Great Recession. This experience was a lesson in prioritizing, how to do more with less, while considering and planning for our future. 


Why Barnstable County Regional Government Matters


Barnstable County Home Rule Charter
We the people of Barnstable county, in order to gain for ourselves and for our communities, all of the rights, powers, privileges, duties and obligations which may now or in the future be derived from a regional government providing extensive services to its region known as Barnstable County and being fiscally sound, do reestablish for ourselves and for our communities the means and the structure to deal with regional issues which transcend the existing boundaries of municipal governments. 

The County is meant to lead, convening the towns and stakeholders across Cape Cod, to focus on the environmental, economic and social challenges confronting our region. The County needs to provide the technical assistance and expertise that our towns need in order to build collaboration and consensus around strategies that approach problems effectively. 

I am running now because I believe that in these uncertain times, we need experienced leadership that can start moving our region forward from day one. As you will learn, I have a proven record of leadership and good policy. 

Now, more than ever, it is important who you elect as County Commissioner. I am asking for your vote on Primary day, Sept. 1st and again on November 3rd. I know that with strong leadership, together we can meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. 

Sincerely, Sheila Lyons 

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