Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy Announces New Officers and Trustees

Caldwell, NJ, February 28, 2023 — At the Annual Meeting in February, the Conservancy elected its new slate of officers and trustees as well as appointed new members to its Advisory Board.

The officers serving two-year terms are Diane Mensinger of Caldwell as President, Jenny Loan of Caldwell as Treasurer and Kim Gluckler of West Caldwell as Secretary.  The Board of Trustees includes newly elected member Alison Pole of West Caldwell and returning trustees

Patrick Attilio, Mark Brodie, Rob Thiemann, and JD Worrall of West Caldwell and Corey Franco of North Caldwell as well as Sean Quinn of Caldwell.

The following have been appointed to the Conservancy’s Advisory Board: Loren Betros, Theresa Hunt, Andrew Linden, Caroline Mescia and Suzy von Lengerke of Caldwell; as well as Kevin Byrne, and Shana Dastur of West Caldwell.

A discussion for 2023 planning followed the election.  Some of the projects under consideration include:

  • Removal of invasive species from several areas of the park and replacing them with native NJ plants and trees
  • Outreach to community groups and companies for volunteer days
  • Pickleball Tournament in late June
  • Pizza Fest in September
  • Halloween Parade in October

Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 16, 7:30 – 8:30 pm at the Pond House in the Park.

For further information contact: Diane Mensinger,; 862.505.2243


About the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy: Formed in 2001, the GCPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, to restore, maintain and preserve Grover Cleveland Park.  GCPC is funded by memberships and donations from residents and local businesses, and participates in employee match programs, Benevity, Idealist. For further information on initiatives and events, please contact the GCPC at or 862.505.2243, or visit