Sheila Lyons recently stepped down from her elected position as Barnstable County Commissioner, a position she held for eight years. As Commissioner, she represented the County on various intergovernmental and non-profit boards.
During her time in office, Sheila was an outspoken advocate for Cape Cod, leading the County’s influence in areas of the environment and wastewater remediation, poverty, opioid addiction and smart economic growth.
A Boston native, Sheila began her career as a geriatric social worker, working in the communities of South Boston and Cambridge. She relocated to Maryland to work as a Director of Social Service and staff development in the long-term healthcare industry.
Over the years, Sheila was always politically active and is the former Chair of
the Democratic Women of Howard County, Chair of the Wellfleet Democratic Town Committee and Vice President of the Cape and Islands Democratic Council.
Sheila lives in Wellfleet and has one daughter who lives in New York City. She was elected to the WOMR Board of Directors in 2018.