Noel Lyons Fills Vacated OVA Board Seat

Al Haggerty

Noel Lyons, an active member of the Oakmont community for 15 years, has been chosen by the OVA Board to fill the seat vacated in October by the resignation of Greg Goodwin. He will serve for the remainder of Goodwin’s term, which ends in April.

Noel Lyons, left, is congratulated by OVA President Steve Spanier (Photo by Julie Kiil)

President Steve Spanier welcomed Lyons to the board, adding that he was one of four “extremely qualified” candidates who volunteered for the position. “Our choice was far from easy,” he said. “I want to personally and publicly thank the other candidates and encourage each of you to continue your service to Oakmont: We need you.”

Lyons was an OVA board member in 2010-11 and served as treasurer. He has also worked with numerous organizations and committees, including the communications, finance, pickleball and Berger committees and the Oakmont Rovers, Oakmont Democratic Club, Great Decisions and Oakmont Hikers.

“I’ve lived here long enough to know that many of our members care passionately about how facilities are developed and maintained, about how staff functions and about how their money is spent,” Lyons said in a statement. “They want directors who are interested and will listen to their concerns and who will apply intelligence and experience to managing on their behalf.”

Lyons’ experience with homeowners associations began in 1973 when he moved into a townhouse in Sunnyvale, Calif., and soon became an HOA director. Since then he has lived in five communities with homeowner associations, serving on the boards of all the associations and as president of three.

A native of San Francisco, Lyons earned his electrical engineering degree from Santa Clara University in 1963. His business career was spent in Silicon Valley, where he held various positions in product marketing and product management for several small electronics firms.