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Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Elect New Leadership in 2024 

County Departments will begin presenting proposed budgets at Commissioners’ meetings beginning January 10, 2024 

JANUARY 2, 2024 (BARNSTABLE, MA) – As required by the Barnstable County Charter, the Board reorganizes leadership roles on an annual basis. Today the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners unanimously elected Mr. Ronald Bergstrom as Chair and Ms. Sheila Lyons as Vice Chair.   

Message to the Community

The Board adopted an end of the year message summarizing some of the County’s significant achievements in 2023.  Achievements include addressing water quality and supporting clean water infrastructure, addressing PFAS contamination, supporting affordable housing programs, advocating for digital equity and broadband expansion, championing human rights and community engagement, expanding services for child victims of sexual assault, commemorating AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s 25th anniversary, and prioritizing forward-looking financial management.  To read the full text visit Barnstable County 2023: A Year in Review – Barnstable County ( 

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Community members can subscribe to various Barnstable County newsletters to receive updates. Options include the Barnstable County General News for county-wide updates, the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension for topics like horticulture and Buy Fresh Buy Local news, the Children’s Cove Newsletter for child advocacy updates, the Health & Environment quarterly newsletter and the Massachusetts Alternative Septic Test Center weekly news for septic-related updates. Human Services provides a regular department newsletter and the Regional Substance Addiction Coalition (RSAC) newsletter for substance use related information. Stay informed by signing up for these newsletters at 

The Public is invited to watch or join a future County Commissioners’ meeting.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Barnstable County Meeting Center at to access the Commissioners’ calendar, meeting agendas, information on how to participate, or links to the live-streamed meetings on YOUTUBE.  Barnstable County provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request. Contact Justyna Marczak, Barnstable County ADA/Non-Discrimination Coordinator, or call 508-375-6646.  

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