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About Us

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established to promote the welfare and advancement of the Greater Hyannis community.

GHCA members participate in local committees in the Town of Barnstable and Hyannis such as:

  • Barnstable Airport Commission

  • Barnstable Police Neighborhood Watch

  • Comprehensive Finance Advisory Committee

  • Town Council Committee on Homelessness

  • Barnstable Economic Development Committee

  • Friends of Hyannis Library

  • Hyannis Water Board


GHCA is a key sponsor of great events such as:

  • Hyannis Open Streets

  • Voices of The Village Task Forces

  • Hyannis 4th of July Bicycle Parade

  • Hyannis Harbor Santa’s Boat parade


The GHCA Board of Directors meets at the Steamship Authority Terminal Building conference room on School Street in Hyannis at 6:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month.  This monthly meeting is open to all members and the public.


Creating a positive vision for Hyannis.

Board of Directors


  • Betsy Young – President

  • Jake Dewey – Vice President

  • Laura Cronin – Treasurer

  • Brian Hughes – Executive Secretary


Executive Board:

  • Debra Dagwan

  • Tom Doherty

  • Alan Feltham

  • David Jones

  • Kim McGuire

  • Brad Pfeifer

  • Jane Walsh

Past President – Deb Krau

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