What is P.R.I.D.E.?
A civic organization comprised of volunteer representatives of numerous civic, educational, social and neighborhood organizations within the Denville community

  • Mission: to disseminate and share information affecting Denville citizens; to serve as a clearing house for ideas and initiatives to improve Denville; to provide a means to share and communicate these ideas to citizens, organizations and businesses in Denville.
  • Meetings: Public invited. Last Tuesday in September, November, January, March, and May at 7PM in the Denville Library
  • More Information: President Bob Ranft or Publicity Director Bob Unrath

P.R.I.D.E.'s annual activities are:

Community Blood Drives:  April 14, 2012,  September 8, 2012

Annual Award Dinner:   March 23, 2012

Rid Litter Day: March 31, 2012

National Day of Prayer Observance: May 3, 2012


Many present and past community leaders of Denville have served on the P.R.I.D.E. Council. One of P.R.I.D.E.'s greatest achievements was preventing downtown Denville from being divided by Interstate 80. Due in part to the involvement of the P.R.I.D.E. Council and other community organizations, Interstate 80 was constructed over rather than through the center of town.

Other significant accomplishments of the P.R.I.D.E. Council include:

  • Forming the Denville Historical Society
  • Creating the Township Environmental Commission
  • Creating the Township Audubon Society
  • Assisting in the development of Muriel Hepner Park
  • Creating the Denville Blood Bank
  • Instituting the Rockaway River Clean-Up Committee
  • Building the Laudati Playground at Muriel Hepner Park


          2012 Officers
  • Bob Ranft - President
  • Bob Hofacker - Vice President
  • Fran McEnteer - Secretary
  • Kenneth Charles - Treasurer
  • Bob Unrath - Publicity Director
  • Carol Jacko - Award Dinner Chairperson
  • Geoff Millington - Rid Litter day Chairperson
  • Kathy Covert - Blood Drive Chairperson
  • Tom Dean - National Day of Payer hairperson

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