Lawrenceville, New Jersey , United States
|Last Modifed||Mr. Matt|
Jun 08, 2021 08:40pm
|Info||Surrogate Diane Gerofsky was born and raised in the City of Trenton. She attended the Trenton Public Schools and Douglass College, Rutgers the State University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Upon graduation Ms. Gerofsky took a position with the Bureau of Childrens' Services, State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, where she served a internship, as a social caseworker. Ms. Gerofsky, in the late 60's and early 70's turned to teaching and held positions with the Trenton Board of Education. Changing careers in the early 80's she entered the field of business and legal administration where she remained until 1996. Ms. Gerofsky was elected to her first term as the Surrogate of Mercer County in 1996; re-elected to a second term in 2001 and re-elected again in 2006 to her third term. |
Surrogate Gerofsky is an Executive Board member and Past President, Past Vice President and Past Secretary of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. She is an alternate voting member of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC). Ms. Gerofsky served two three-year terms on the NJ Supreme Court - Surrogate Liaison Committee and in 2000 was invited to sit on the Civil Practice Probate Subcommittee of the Surrogate's Liaison Committee. She was seated in 1999 on the NJ Supreme Court Special Committee for Surrogates' Intermingled Minor Trust Fund.
Surrogate Gerofsky has been an untiring community activist. She is a member of the Foundation Board of Mercer County Community College, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Trenton Area YMCA, Past Chair and member of the New Jersey Federation of Womens' Clubs (The Contemporary Club of Trenton), the Treasurer of the League of Women Voters, Lawrence Township, a member the Trenton chapter of the NAACP, the Urban League Guild of Union County/Trenton Chapter, the Latinas Women Council and President of the Douglass College class of 1967.
Surrogate Gerofsky has been honored by the GreaterTrenton Area YMCA as Mercer County Volunteer of the Year 1999, the Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Trenton Appreciation Award 1999, the Business and Professional Women of Trenton - Volunteer of the Year 1999 and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 140 (Sheriffs)- Appreciation Award 2000, the League of Women Voters Lawrence Township- Woman in Government 2002; the NAACP Trenton chapter President's Award 2003 and New Jersey Federation of Colored Womens' Club, West Central District #1 as Outstanding Citizen 2006.