County Commissioner’s Office
P.O. Box 427
3195 Main Street,Superior Courthouse
Barnstable, MA 02630
The three Barnstable County Commissioners are elected at large and serve four-year staggered terms. Responsibilities include direction of county agencies, preparation of budgets for submission to the Assembly, care of county property and finances, proposing ordinances to the Assembly, and appointment of the County Administrator.
The County Commissioners meet weekly on Wednesdays, and other days as deemed necessary. Pursuant to Article 3 – Executive Branch, Section 3-3 (e), Powers and Duties, of the Home Rule Charter, the County Commissioners file at least on a semi-annual basis a report with the Assembly of Delegates informing them of the financial and administrative condition of the County. Also, the County Commissioners update the Assembly of Delegates on County issues at the Assembly’s regularly scheduled meetings, the first and third Wednesday of each month.
The County Finance Department, including the County Treasurer, is part of the Commissioners’ office.
Mary Pat Flynn (Falmouth), Chair
William “Bill” Doherty (Harwich), Vice-Chair
Sheila R. Lyons (Wellfleet), Commissioner
Margaret T. Downey
Joanne P. Nelson
Patricia D. Rogers
Kara L. Mahoney