David Lys, Councilman

As a life-long resident of East Hampton and as your town councilman, I have consistently demonstrated the ability to bring people together to solve problems. With my experience as a founding member of Paddlers for Humanity, Chair of the Amagansett Lifesaving and Coast Guard Station Society and with 5 years on the Zoning Board of Appeals I believe my local knowledge can aid in the success of East Hampton for generations to come, and I am working now…


  • East Hampton Town Councilman since January 2018
  • Town Board liaison to Aquaculture, Land Acquisition & Management, Town Clerk’s Office, Zoning Board of Appeals, Amagansett CAC, CPF Advisory Board, Harbors & Docks Committee, Wildlife Management 
  • Committee, Nature Preserve Committee, and Fisheries Advisory Committee
  • Served for five years on the Zoning Board of Appeals, 2013- 2017, protecting our natural resources
Protecting our Waters
  • Ensured the updating of our antiquated septic systems to reduce nitrogen contamination through the town’s Septic Rebate program
  • Secured East Hampton’s largest-ever grant of $400k from the Empire State Development Council for the development of a consolidated aquaculture facility
Creating Affordable Housing
  • Successfully sponsored legislation to decrease lot size for affordable accessory structures, potentially allowing up to 1400 new properties to participate.
Providing Opportunity for our Youth
  • Upgraded recreational facilities including our Little League and Soccer fields
  • Sponsoring the creation of a Youth Opportunity Advisory Committee to enable future generations to both live and work here.
How David Lys will continue to serve you
  • Protecting pure drinking water
  • Preserving historic buildings
  • Saving our beaches and protecting access
  • Securing local control of the Airport
  • Promoting clean, renewable energy
  • Creating new affordable housing
  • Providing recreation opportunities
  • Building a new senior center