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Mayor Walsh Announces New Director of Public Facilities

September 23, 2015

Mayor's Office

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BOSTON - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that Patricia Lyons has been appointed Director of the Public Facilities Department for the City of Boston. Ms. Lyons, a Dorchester resident, has served the City for 29 years, and has held several senior management roles in the department she will now lead.  

"Tricia brings years of experience to this position," said Mayor Walsh. "She is passionate about bettering municipal facilities throughout the city, and committed to creating a friendly, interactive atmosphere. I am confident that these traits will serve as positive contributions to our community."  

"I am honored and humbled by Mayor Walsh's appointment," said Ms. Lyons. "I have had the privilege of working in the Public Facilities Department for nearly three decades with a group of professionals whose efforts I respect and admire. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and look forward to helping the Mayor deliver a capital program that provides our residents with high quality municipal facilities they expect and deserve."  

The Public Facilities Department is the City's design and construction project management agency for municipal buildings in Boston. From libraries and community centers, to fire and police stations, the department's focus is on improving facilities to positively impact service delivery and quality of life for Boston residents.  

In her new position within the Public Facilities Department, Ms. Lyons will report to Mayor Walsh's Chief of Operations, Patrick Brophy, and will lead the Walsh Administration's efforts in several areas, including:

  • The Mayor's school construction program resulting from the 10-year Educational and Facilities Master Plan, the goal of which is to ensure that Boston's school facilities meet student educational needs for the 21st century and beyond.
  • The process to reimagine City Hall and City Hall Plaza to create a more welcoming and vibrant public space for residents and visitors.
  • Executing the Mayor's Five Year Capital Plan to improve and enhance a number of City-owned facilities and services for residents in every neighborhood.

Ms. Lyons, who has begun her work as director, received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a bachelor of science in finance from Providence College. She lives in Dorchester with her wife, Dottie, where both are active in several civic and neighborhood causes, including support for Massachusetts Fallen Heroes.