UCCA About Us | Bylaws | Request for Funding | Board Members

Ucca Logo Join TodayAbout Us: As described in our by laws, University City Community Association (UCCA) is a non-profit (501c4) organization funded through membership dues, which provides and promotes the civic, cultural, social, educational and recreational development and improvement in University City (a neighborhood of San Diego, CA); and provides a forum where the interests of residents may be expressed and contributions made to the protection of life and property in the community. UCCA is the source for University City News.


Updated bylaws dated November 2017: UCCA Bylaws November 2017

Updates to UCCA’s Bylaws were approved on November 8, 2017. A summary of substantial changes includes:
  • Establish terms of office for elected officers (2 years) and term limits for the president (2 consecutive terms)
  • Add the ex officio status on all committees for the vice president role
  • Add that no committee member nor elected officer may financially bind the corporation without a 2/3 majority vote
  • Define membership eligibility to include any family, individual, or business
  • Establish that only residents of University City may hold elected office
  • Establish that only member residents, property owners, or business owners and/or operators in University City may vote in elections for officers

To review the previous version of UCCA’s bylaws, visit ucca-bylaws-september-2016.


Request for Funding and/or Donation Request:

  • Worthwhile member individuals or organizations may request funding from UCCA by completing and submitting a Request for Funding form and making a verbal presentation at a UCCA meeting.
    • A verbal Request for Funding must be made during the open forum section UCCA’s monthly meetings.
    • The Request for Funding form must be received at least 7 days prior to the verbal request.

2018 UCCA Board Members

Executive Board (elected November 2017 with 2 year term)

  • President: Barry Bernstein, apdrfn@aol.com, 858-453-3713
  • Vice-President: Diane Ahern, ahern.diane@gmail.com
  • Secretary: Deanna Ratnikova, deanna.ratnikova@gmail.com
  • Treasurer: Don Hotz, don.hotz@yahoo.com

Appointed Positions

  • Beautification: Merle Langston, Chair, merlelangston1@gmail.com; and Barbara Gellman, Co-Chair, bggellman@yahoo.com
  • Corresponding Secretary: OPEN
  • Holiday Tree Lighting Coordinator: Darlene Ventimiglia, darleneven@yahoo.com
  • Membership: Hallie Burch, UCCAmembership@gmail.com
  • Neighborhood Watch: Barbara Gellman, bggellman@yahoo.com
  • Newsletter Chair/Distributor: Valerie O’Neill, voneill95@yahoo.com
  • *Newsletter Ads: Terri Day, uccaADS@hotmail.com
  • *Newsletter Editor: Jemma Samala, UCCAEditor@gmail.com
  • Publicity & Promotion: Diane Ahern, ahern.diane@gmail.com
  • Parliamentarian and Improve UC Rep.: Mack Langston, mack@pacificcoastcommercial.com
  • Special Events/Banners: Barbara Henshaw, barbarahenshaw@gmail.com

*Non-Voting Member


Ucca Logo Join TodayUCCA membership dues: Your membership dues help to support many local worthwhile organizations, (i.e. public schools’ fundraising, Standley Park, EdUCate, Neighborhood Watch, lmproveUC, Buy Local) as well as many special projects and activities such as street median beautification, pedestrian and motorist safety, painted electrical boxes and street banners, 4th of July Celebration, summer concerts, December holiday tree lighting, and our monthly newsletter delivered to your south UC home and/or business, libraries and recreation centers.

Monthly meetings: UCCA meets on the second Wednesday, 6-8 PM, at the Community Library on Governor, except in August and December. All are welcome.

Webmaster: universitycitynews@gmail.com | Mailing Address: UCCA, 3268 Governor Dr., Box 121, San Diego, CA 92122 | Voice Mail: 858-412-0786

Contact Us: http://www.universitycitynews.org/contact-us-or-volunteer-in-uc/


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