The Glover Park Citizens’ Association has been in continuous service to the community since 1932, although it was not incorporated with formal by-laws until 1952. Today, GPCA is an unincorporated community association under IRS Code 501(c)(4).
All residents of Glover Park are welcome to attend meetings which are typically held on the first Tuesday of most months (see Calendar) but only dues-paying members are permitted to vote. To become a member of GPCA, click here.
Over the years, the GPCA has contributed to the betterment of Glover Park in a number of ways including resisting the placement of an industrial-sized power plant and smokestack less than a mile away, protecting small businesses and restaurants in our commercial district from office-building developers, helping renovate the ball field at Guy Mason so that the neighborhood could enjoy night games, supporting the creation of St. Luke’s Shelter to deal with the needs of homeless men, and replanting trees as needed to keep Glover Park’s woodland heritage alive.
2016-17 GPCA Officers and Contacts
Jarrett Ferrier, email@example.com
1st Vice President
Jack Everett, firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Vice President
Allen Tomlinson, email@example.com
Paul Thrasher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Pataky, email@example.com
Sergeant at Arms
Joe Fiorillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Clark, Frank Martorana, and Karen Sprecher-Keating
Allen Tomlinson, email@example.com
Glover Park Day
Business Community Liaison
Paul Holder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa McCluskey, email@example.com
Proposed Glover Park Community Fund: Background, Draft By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation
Background: Reserve for GPCA 501(c)(3)
At the May 2014 GPCA meeting, this motion was presented by Jack Everett and duly seconded:
“Whereas GPCA is a citizens’ association that supports a wide variety of activities that directly benefit Glover Park; whereas GPCA is currently a 501(c)(4) and therefore contributions received are not tax deductible; Whereas GPCA does not have funds specifically partitioned to award grants for community projects; therefore be it resolved that GPCA set up the ability to award grants through a tax exempt, public charity; Further be it resolved that up to $5,000 of GPCA funds be reserved to either establish GPCA directly as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or to establish a donor fund with the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region; Further be it resolved that to achieve this goal, a committee of GPCA members be formed to develop a specific plan to be presented to the membership at the September 2014 monthly meeting.”
At the September 2014 GPCA meeting, the motion passed unanimously.
At the March 2017 GPCA meeting, draft by-laws and articles of incorporation were presented.
Membership in The Federation of Citizens Associations
The Federation’s activities involve issues of local as well as citywide interest, and may include testifying on behalf of the citizens of the District before District agencies, before the Control Board, and before the Congress of the United States.
Visit DC Citizens Federation website: DCCitizenFederation.org
The Federation also serves as liaison with Congressional staff members on matters important to District citizens, and engages in litigation when necessary. It also works in concert with other citizen organizations to accomplish specific goals.
The purpose of the Federation is:
– to work for the strengthening of residential communities and neighborhoods
– to provide a forum for the expression and interchange of opinion
– to further the interests of the people of the District of Columbia
– to secure and make effective united action