Native to the Vancouver area, Mike Lyons is a retired Fire Captain from the Vancouver Fire Department, and previously with Fire District 5 before the 1994 consolidation of those departments. Mike was also previously employed with Western Electric. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland.
Mike lives in Proebstel with his wife Elaine, where they raised two children, a daughter who is a registered charge nurse and a son who is a structural engineer.
Mike has worked on the board of Commissioners since 2000 to oversee the public safety services provided by Fire District 5.