Rep. Crocker Nominates Lynne Poyant of Hyannis as Commonwealth Heroine

A press release from the Office of State Representative Will Crocker announces Hyannis resident, Lynne Poyant, was named as a 2020 Commonwealth Heroine by Representative Crocker. 

Lynne Poyant of Hyannis named as Commonwealth Heroine


BOSTON - Lynne Poyant was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2020 class of Commonwealth Heroines.  Representative Will Crocker recommended Lynne for this recognition because of her lifelong dedication to improving the town of Barnstable. Ms Poyant was honored with the other Commonwealth Heroines for her outstanding contributions to her community through a virtual ceremony, celebrating the seventeenth-annual Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2020.


Lynne Poyant has long been a visible community leader on Cape Cod. Since 2005, she has worked for the Town of Barnstable; first as the Director of Community Services and currently as the Director of Communications. Prior to working for the Town, she served as the Executive Director of the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce and as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Ticket Office Manager for the Scudder Family and Hy-Line Cruises.  Aside from her day-to-day work in the community, Lynne also serves in a volunteer capacity for several organizations including 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, Lynne 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.


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,” said Representative Crocker. “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