Barnstable Communications Director Lynne Poyant of Hyannis Port is being honored as a member of the Class of 2020 Commonwealth Heroines, sponsored by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
Rep. Will Crocker (R-Centerville) recommended Poyant for this recognition because of her lifelong dedication to improving the Town of Barnstable. She was honored June 25 for her outstanding contributions to her community through a virtual ceremony celebrating the 17th annual awards.
Poyant has worked for the Town of Barnstable since 2005, first as the director of Community Services and currently as Communications director.
Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, and as the assistant director of Marketing and Ticket Office manager for the Scudder Family and Hy-Line Cruises.
Along with her day-to-day work in the community, Poyant also volunteers for the JFK Hyannis Museum Board of Directors, the Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Women of the Year Committee, and as chair of the JFK Memorial Trust Fund Committee.
Previously, she served as president of the Board of Directors of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, event chair of the Pops by the Sea Concert, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Literacy Council, among other activities.
“Lynne can always be found with a smile on her face and eager attitude to serve her hometown of Barnstable,” Crocker said in a June 25 statement.
The Commonwealth Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference. Thousands of women in every community of the state perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Commonwealth Heroines use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community. They are the glue that keeps a community together.
“Lynne has devoted her career to promoting the town of Barnstable, both in the private and public sector,” Crocker said. “She is Barnstable’s biggest cheerleader. Anyone who meets Lynne sees firsthand how dedicated she is to the community she was raised in. She is someone you can count on whenever needed. The town is very fortunate to have her.”
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.
A complete list of this year’s honorees is available by contacting the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.