Bobbi Lyon – Board of Assessment Appeals

Family Details/ Town of Bethel History, e.g. lifetime resident, longtime resident:

I have lived in Bethel for 18 years, the past 10 with my husband, Steve.


Studied music and french at Warren Wilson College
Studied liberal arts at Ashford University

Recent Work History, Description and Titles:

I worked for 11 years as the Executive Director of the American Institute of Building Design and most recently for Northwestern Mutual as an Associate Financial Representative. I am currently retired.

Town of Bethel and Community Activities:

  • Bethel Land Trust
  • Poll worker at elections
  • Sing with the Connecticut Master Chorale

Leadership Positions and Governmental positions held, if any:

Currently serve on the Board of Assessment Appeals

Other Information/Interests:

My grandparents lived in Bethel when I was growing up and were very active in the Land Trust and Garden Club. I like being able to contribute to the town as my grandparents did.

Why you are running for the position sought…What has drawn you to local politics? why you are a good candidate?

Two years ago, when I retired, I wanted to get more involved with the town and found an opening on the Board of Assessments Appeals on the Bethel Democrats website.

What do you hope to accomplish in this position (i.e., what are your top goals)?

To continue the work on the BofAA team and make sure that Bethel residents know they have a voice in local government specifically personal property taxes.