Brian K. Grim

Education & Experience
Brian grew up in Cumberland and graduated from Fort Hill High School, Allegany College of Maryland, and Frostburg State University, where he completed a double major in Political Science and Justice Studies. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Frostburg State. Brian currently works for the Department of Natural Resources at Rocky Gap State Park, where he serves as a Park Ranger.

He also serves in the community as a volunteer, having volunteered in Maryland’s State Parks since 1992, amassing over 12,000 volunteer hours. He serves on Cumberland’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission, the Cumberland Economic Development Commission, the Cumberland Blight Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Fort Hill High School Scholarship Fund, as well as dozens of other community Boards and organizations.

Political Career
Brian was elected to the Cumberland City Council in November 2008 and was sworn into office in January 2009. Brian was elected to a 4-year term as Mayor of Cumberland in November 2010 and was sworn into office in January 2011.
Brian K. Grim
Phone: 301-759-6414
Honors & Recognition
For his participation in the community, Grim has been honored as a “Community Quarterback” by Parade Magazine, the NFL, and the Baltimore Ravens, for outstanding service to the community. Governors O’Malley, Ehrlich, and Glendening, have all recognized Brian to be a community leader, each awarding him with service awards and certificates of appreciation. In 2007, Grim was awarded a Citation by Speaker Busch and the Maryland House of Delegates for dedication to the community.

Grim has also been recognized by President Bush on 2 occasions in 2006 and again in 2007, for his volunteer service, acknowledging him with back-to-back “Call to Service” volunteerism awards, and again by President Obama in 2010 and 2011 with “Call to Service” awards. Grim was named in 2007, by the President of the United States, to be a “Daily Point of Light” Award recipient, recognized nationally for his community service efforts. In 2007, Brian was recognized as one of Allegany County’s “Most Fascinating People” by Allegany Magazine.