About United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA)
The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA) is a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization which serves the residents of the city of Peachtree Corners. Membership is made up of subdivisions, individuals and businesses that share the desire to protect and enhance the quality of life in Peachtree Corners. The organization monitors and communicates land use and rezonings, transportation, education, public safety and other issues of significance to the community.
UPCCA represents its residents at the City and County level where a united action is needed.
Our United Goal Is To Inform.Advocate.Connect The Community We Serve!
2020 C.O.P.S. Program
Photo Credits | Gwinnett County Police Foundation
On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization designated the coronavirus (COVET-19) as a pandemic.
As more information has come to light, the UPCCA is following the lead of many who have postponed or cancelled events which include large gatherings.
We are postponing (not cancelling) our C.O.P.S. Program scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020.
We believe this is the most prudent course of action at this time. We will communicate the details regarding rescheduling once they become available.
Thank you for your understanding.
2020 UPCCA Executive Board Members
President | Matt Lombardi
Treasurer | Amber Gratwick
Secretary | Mary Beth McLaughlin
Director Of Legal | Aaron Kappler
Director of Land Use | Shaun Adams
Director of Membership | Debbie Mason
Director Of Programs | Kelly Pettit
Director of Communications | Nicole Syvertson
Director of Business Relations | Joe Sawyer
Director of Community Development & Special Programs | Bonnie Marshall
Member at Large | Janice Crosby
Member at Large | Frank Heiny
Member at Large | Joan Smith
Looking back at our history
United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA) was established in 1993 in response to land use concerns in the unincorporated part of western Gwinnett County known as Peachtree Corners. Homeowners joined together to form UPCCA, an umbrella group of neighborhood homeowners’ associations, and incorporated as a 501c4 organization. Thus organized, UPCCA was able to have a say regarding development on the main thoroughfare through Peachtree Corners, Peachtree Parkway (SR141), and the surrounding areas.
UPCCA has evolved through the years from a group defined by opposition to developers to a group defined by its vision for Peachtree Corners. This meant UPCCA viewed developers and the County as potential partners and not always as adversaries. Peachtree Parkway looks as good as it does because of this support for certain development and a consistent pattern of cooperation with the Gwinnett Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners. A crowning achievement has been the Peachtree Corners Overlay District, established in 2007, as a result of the consistent and tenacious work of UPCCA.
An important UPCCA program Was the Peachtree Parkway Improvement Project (PPIP). Began in 2004 to 2013, the UPCCA maintained 17 parkway medians beginning at the “split”, where Peachtree Parkway veers off from northbound Peachtree Industrial Boulevard all the way to the Chattahoochee River. The twice a year mowing by GDOT was not in keeping with the image desired by the residents and this project was born out of visual necessity. It Was funded by voluntary fair-share contributions of property owner’s on the Parkway and other stakeholders.
As a part of the PPIP, a gateway monument sign announcing Peachtree Corners and the Paul Duke Parkway was installed in the summer of 2008. It was constructed on the acreage at the “split,” where the parkway veers off from northbound Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. This stretch of Peachtree Parkway was designated the Paul Duke Parkway in 1999, for the founder of Peachtree Corners and still stands there today.
In 2010 the UPCCA participated in the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s “Partnership Gwinnett” by branding Peachtree Corners through its street sign topper program, through the landscape maintenance program, and through the construction of the gateway monument sign. All of these efforts signal that Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett County is indeed a good place to live, work and play.