Thomas K. Lynch

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Thomas K. Lynch
Town Manager of Barnstable, Massachusetts
Assumed office
Preceded by John C. Klimm
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 2nd Barnstable District
In office
Preceded by Howard C. Cahoon, Jr.
Succeeded by Peter G. Morin
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 1st Barnstable District
In office
Preceded by Bernard Wilber
Succeeded by Haden Greenhalgh
Personal details
Born (1946-04-30) April 30, 1946 (age 69)
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Boston College
Syracuse University

Thomas K. Lynch is an American municipal administrator and politician who currently serves as Town Manager of Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

Lynch was born on April 30, 1946 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He attended public schools in North Attleboro, Massachusetts and graduated from Boston College and Syracuse University.[1]

Political career[edit]

From 1977 to 1985, Lynch was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1]

Barnstable government[edit]

From 1991 to 2007, Lynch was the executive director of the Barnstable Housing Authority. In December 2007 he was named Assistant Town Manager.[2]

In September 2011, Lynch became interim Town Manager after Town Manager John C. Klimm was placed on leave. When Klimm's contract ended that December, Lynch took over as Acting Town Manager.[2] On May 17, 2012, the Barnstable Town Council voted 9 to 3 to offer Lynch a two-year contract to become Town Manager.[3]


  1. ^ a b Public Officers of Massachusetts 1983-1984. 
  2. ^ a b Walsh, Sean (May 17, 2012). "Looks Like Lynch to Get Nod for Top Town Post Tonight". Barnstable-Hyannis Patch. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Walsh, Sean (May 18, 2012). "Town Council Gives Nod to Lynch in Two-Year Deal". Barnstable-Hyannis Patch. Retrieved March 8, 2013.