About sheila

Sheila Lyons Is a social worker and mother of a wonderful daughter who lives and works in NYC. She grew up in a working class neighborhood in Boston, in a union family, and has been an active Democrat, and progressive activist, most of her adult life.

Sheila has years of social work experience working in the community, and several long term care facilities as an Assistant Director, and Director of Social Services in the Boston, Hyannis and Silver Spring areas.

While she and her family lived and worked in Howard County Maryland, Sheila became active in State Democratic politics, and was the President of the Democratic Women of Howard County and was the 2002 recipient of Howard County’s Democrat of the Year.

Sheila made Wellfleet her permanent home in 2003. She served as President of the Wellfleet Demoratic Town Committee from 2004-2008, and the Vice President of the Cape and Islands Democratic Council from 2006-2008.

Sheila was elected to the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates, representing her town of Wellfleet in 2006. In 2008 she was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2008, and was re-elected in 2012. She left the Board in 2016.

Currently, Sheila works at Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown as a Health Care Access Specialist.



BA Business Management
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Master of Social Work                 
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Executive NonProfit Management and Leadership Program
Boston University,  School of Management
Boston, MA



Sheila currently serves on the following Non-Profit Boards


  • WOMR, Cape Cod’s Most Outer Cape Radio Station
  • FORWARD – Friends Or Relatives With Autism And related Disabilities
  • Wellfleet Community Forum   President



Sheila has the experience and the creative problem solving skills to help lead Cape Cod through these difficult times and into a brighter future.


Time and again, Sheila has led on efforts to protect and preserve our communities and environment on Cape Cod.  She knows how to build a successful coalition of stakeholders to strike a balance for sustainable growth.


It takes guts to stand up for our communities, and Sheila has done that as an advocate for Cape Cod at large during her previous tenure as a Commissioner and as a social worker for her clients.  Sheila leads with experience and tenacity; please help send her back as our voice.