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The Lilburn Community Partnership, Inc. is committed to fostering a vigorous, secure and community spirit-filled environment in which residents, businesses, community organizations and institutions (public and private) and visitors prosper.


In early 2009, a group of citizens met to discuss what could be done to improve the aging commercial corridors in Lilburn.  The result of that meeting formed the Lilburn Community Partnership which eventually formed the 4th Community Improvement District in Gwinnett County in March, 2010. Since then the Lilburn Community Improvement District (CID) has become an independent organization of commercial property owners which focuses on infrastructure improvements and beautification in our commercial corridors.  Now that the CID has been formed, there remains additional work to be done.  Once again, a group of citizens met to determine what other ways we Lilburnites could improve and sustain revitalization efforts.  They determined that the new mission of the LCP was more than focusing only on the commercial corridor.  It was time to focus on garnering the positive efforts of Lilburn’s civic organizations, schools, churches, neighborhoods, families, businesses, newcomers and visitors into creating an engaged community where all groups are working together.  Come join us and be a part of making your Lilburn truly one of the best places to live, work, shop and play.

Current Initiatives
  • Fundraising to pay for meeting space, event planning, adult /youth programs, and day to day operations.
  • Recruiting Friends of Lilburn – a cadre of volunteers who want to help us achieve our vision of a vibrant Lilburn on an as-needed basis.  Click here for more info.
  • Recruiting board Members who are willing to commit time (3 years) and resources to help achieve our mission.   For more information, email with your contact information.
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Board of Directors
Jack Bolton, Chairman
Debra Haines, Treasurer

Debra Haines is a partner with Herald & Haines, LLC, a public accounting firm in Lilburn since 1997.  She and her business partner have practiced together since 1991.  Her clients are generally small to medium-sized business in a wide range of business types, as well as individuals.  Prior to public accounting, Debra worked for seven years in the accounting department of a large Florida insurance agency where she was also an assistant systems coordinator.

Rick Desai

Rick is a serial entrepreneur and a passionate community leader. He is a successful businessman with operations in the US and China. Rick has served as the past President and Chairman of the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as the Director of Public Relations for BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn, GA. Throughout his career, Rick has amassed an impressive rolodex  of business and political contacts influential in public policy and international trade. His unique ability to focus on operational issues and develop common sense solutions has earned him the respect of business owners and community leaders alike.

Elmer Nash

Elmer Nash is a sixth generation resident of Lilburn.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of GA School of Law.  Admitted to the practice of law in 1967, he retired from his law practice in 1997. He presently serves as a board member of the Georgia Piedmont Land Trust and is a board member and treasurer of the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority.  He and his wife, Judy, live in Lilburn in a 1851 plantation plain style farmhouse where they raised their two daughters and regularly welcome their four grandchildren. 

Ed O'Connor

Ed O’Connor is an Associate Broker with Lavista Associates, Inc. and has been active in Atlanta commercial real estate brokerage since 1996.   He has extensive experience working with developers and owners of grocery anchored shopping centers and suburban office projects throughout Metro Atlanta.   Ed has been recognized as a top producer numerous years by both the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Million Dollar Clubs.   He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.  Ed has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Illinois State University.  He has been married to his wife Maryann for 18 years and they have two teenage sons.

John Souter

John Souter lives in Lilburn and graduated from South Gwinnett High School and West Georgia College. In 1992, at the age of 23, John started Comet National Shipping Corporation which was named as Entrepreneur Magazine’s 26th “Fastest Growing Small Business in America” in 1995.  John is a past member of the Gwinnett Rotary Club and serves as the Sectretary/Treasurer of the Lilburn Community Improvement District. He owns property in and around Lilburn and is currently active in redevelopment. He is the owner of the Oyster Barn Bar and Grill.

Danny Taylor

Danny Taylor is the owner of Mail & Package Center, a Lilburn based business located in the Beaver Ruin Village shopping center since 1995.  He is involved with several civic projects & organizations in Lilburn, including the Lilburn Business Association, the Lilburn Christmas Parade and SafetySmart Lilburn.  Danny is a fourth generation Atlanta resident.  He graduated from Henderson High School (now Henderson Middle) in 1989 and attended North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia. 

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is a retired Vice President of Information Systems and Control Operations serving at Macy’s for 35 years. He is a graduate of Gwinnett Senior Leadership and served as program day chairman for many years. He presently serves on the City of Lilburn board of adjustments. He is a board member and treasurer of Lanier Harbor Condominium Assoc. Michael and his wife Jimi have lived in Lilburn for 28 years and are very active in the community. They own Taylor Made Gift Baskets, located in Lilburn. They have one daughter and two grand children living in Lilburn.

Bruce Hedley, Ex-officio BOD

Prior to his current position as head of the Lilburn Police Department, Chief Hedley was commander of the Atlanta Police Department Narcotics Division.  Highlights of his community responsibilities with the Lilburn Police Department are directing the Neighborhood and Business Watch Programs and coordinating safety for community events.  Board positions that he holds include:  Advisory Board of Gwinnett Technical College, Steering Committee Board Member for Gwinnett County Valor Awards, Executive Board Member for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, President of Gwinnett County Chiefs of Police (2013), and Treasurer for Gwinnett Metro Narcotics Task Force (2013).  Chief Hedley was an Outstanding Community service Award Recipient in 2012.  In addition to a Master in Public and Justice Administration from Columbus State University, he has completed course work toward his Doctorate in Business Administration/ Criminal Justice at North Central University.  He is also a graduate of the FBI Academy and the Georgia Law Enforcement College.  Chief Hedley knows Lilburn well having grown up in the Lilburn area and graduating from Brookwood High 

Wanda Price

Wanda Price is a proud 1st generation Lilburnite.  Wanda was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Lilburn in 1984 from Richmond, Virginia where she attended Virginia Commonwealth University. Wanda is the CBO, Corporate Branding Officer of Eddie’s Automotive Service which she owns along with her husband Eddie.  She is a strong sponsor of the Lilburn community.  Eddie’s Automotive sponsors organized sports, fundraisers, Lilburn Woman’s Club, USO, Parkview Cluster, Car shows, and City events, just to name a few.  Wanda is also a member of the Lilburn Arts Alliance. 

Lilburn and its ability to thrive, its citizens and wellbeing are of primary importance to Wanda and her husband Eddie.  It is hard to speak of Wanda and her love of Lilburn and not mention Eddie, who has served on the Lilburn City Council for two terms and has just won an uncontested third term.  Wand and Eddie are members of Campus Church of Christ.  They have three children: Roxanne , who is in graduate school at Harding; David who graduated Parkview this year and is scheduled to enter the Navy this fall; and Jasper who has just begun his freshman year at Parkview.

Wanda also brings to her position on the board the experience of being the daughter of a former Georgia mayor, Frank Scalf of Cave Spring.  She is extremely proud of Lilburn, what we have accomplished and what we are on the path to achieve as a city.  


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Or call 770-923-7725

Our Mailing Address:
Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

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