Vincent Downey Tyer III is a Boston native who moved to Rockland County in 1991 and has lived in Pearl River since 2004. He is serving his first term in the Rockland County Legislature, representing the residents of District 16.

Vince graduated with distinction with a degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1990. He completed his master's of Business Administration at the Stern School of Business at New York University in 2002.

Legislator Tyer is President and CEO of Taconic Builders Inc., with 100 employees in offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Vince and his wife, the former Jennifer Conlon of New City, married in 1994 and are parents of daughters Caitlin, Kerry and Casey. The family volunteers with Project Children and each summer, hosted boys and girls from Belfast, Ireland at their home.

Vince is an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. During his six years as President of the Rockland County AOH, Vince succeeded in bringing the New York State Convention to Rockland for the first time, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade, with participation by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Vince was named Grand Marshal of the 2015 Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade.

In his spare time, Legislator Tyer is a bagpiper and has played with the Rockland County AOH's pipe band for more than 10 years.  Vince also currently serves as Chairman of the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association and as a Coach for eight years.