John Lyons, Director of Public Works, Hillsborough County, Florida
John Lyons is the Director of Hillsborough County’s Public Works Department. He received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying from Purdue University and Graduate Certificate in Public Management from the University of South Florida. Mr. Lyons is a Florida-licensed professional engineer and professional surveyor and mapper.
During Mr. Lyons’s career, he has worked in industry, construction, consulting and government. During his 20 year tenure with Hillsborough County, he has been a design engineer, project manager, County Surveyor, Public Utilities Director, and Public Works Director. In 2013, the County’s Solid Waste System successfully transitioned over 280,000 residential customers from manual collection to automated collection including single stream recycling that was the largest single-phase roll out in North America. Mr. Lyons continues to focus on continued improvement of the services provided by the Public Works Department to residents of Hillsborough County.
Mr. Lyons and his wife Laura reside in Valrico and are parents of two adult children and four grandchildren.