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Request For Volunteer Board Members

The City of Peachtree Corners is seeking volunteers to serve as alternates on its Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Alternates attend all regular board meetings and participate in board discussions; however alternates only vote in the absence of a regular member.

See the following pages for more information:

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Diana Wheeler at Cover letter should express reason for interest in serving and what perspective or expertise the applicant would bring to the Commission or Board. Applicants must be Peachtree Corners residents. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2019.

Five Planning Commission members posing in front of an American Flag.
Peachtree Corners Planning Commission members, left to right, Alan Kaplan, Italia Metts, Mark Middleton, Mark Willis and Matt Houser were sworn in September 11, 2012.

Planning Commission

Business owner Alan Kaplan, attorney Mark Middleton, CPA Mark Willis, project manager/landscape architect Matt Houser and project manager Italia Metts were appointed September 4, 2012 to serve on the Peachtree Corners Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission is a five- member board comprised of volunteers appointed by the City Council. Its duties and responsibilities include reviewing rezoning requests, special use permit requests and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and making recommendations to the City Council. Additionally, the Commission reviews and decides on proposed amendments to the City’s Development Regulations. The Board may also undertake special studies and reviews as directed by the Council.

Members of the Planning Commission serve two-year, staggered terms.


 Matt Houser, Chairman
 Alan J. Kaplan, Vice Chairman
 Italia Metts
 Mark Middleton
 Mark Willis 

  Resolution appointing Planning Commission

The five members of the Zoning Board of Appeals posing in front of flags on the dais.
From left to right: James Blum, Matthew Gries, Wayne Knox, Marcia Brandes, and Amreeta Regmi make up the 5-member board.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Business owner Marcia Brandes, project manager Wayne Knox, international development specialist Amreeta Regmi, and attorneys James Blum and Matthew Gries serve on the Peachtree Corners Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five-member board comprised of volunteers appointed by the City Council.  Its duties and responsibilities include reviewing and issuing rulings related to variance requests and appeals of administrative decisions. Decisions of the Appeals Board are not subject to the review of City Council and can only be appealed to Gwinnett County Superior Court.

Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals serve two-year, staggered terms.


 Wayne Knox, Chairman
 Jim Blum
 Marcia Brandes
 Matthew Gries
 Amreeta Regmi

  Resolution appointing Zoning Board of Appeals

Members of the Downtown Development Authority posing.
The members, from left to right: Tim Le, Dan Graveline, LC Johnson, Ruth Strickland, Aaron Kappler, Bob Saville and (not pictured), Gene Wilkins.

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was created by a resolution approved by City Council on April 16, 2013. The seven-member authority has a number of duties, including the revitalizing and redeveloping of the central business district of the city. Board members serve two, four and six-year terms. The board is led by chairman Dan Graveline and vice-chairman Bob Saville. Other members are: Ruth Strickland, Gene Witkin, L.C. Johnson, Aaron Kappler, and Tim Le. The DDA meetings are open to the public.


 Dan Graveline, Chairman
 LC Johnson
 Bob Saville
 Ruth Strickland
 Gene Witkin, DDS
 Aaron Kappler
 Tim Le

  Organizational resolution of the Downtown Development Authority 



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