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Brian is a community activist and leader, having served with many local programs and organizations, including:

  • Re-Elected Mayor of Cumberland, a second 4-year term, beginning in January 2015
  • Appointed to the Allegany County Democratic Central Committee (April 2016)
  • Elected Mayor of Cumberland, a 4-year term, beginning in January 2011
  • Elected to the Cumberland City Council in 2008
  • Elected Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, representing the Sixth Congressional District (2012)
  • Served over 10,000 volunteer hours with the Volunteer Team in Allegany County state parks since 1992
  • Vice Chair Board of Directors, Western Potomac Chapter of the American Red Cross (2008 - 2011)
  • Co-Chair of the Western Potomac Chapter of the American Red Cross Heroes Fundraising Campaign (2007)
  • Cumberland NAC (Neighborhood Advisory Council) and serving with the Chapel Hill West Neighborhood Association, Rolling Mill Neighborhood Association, Virginia Avenue Betterment Committee, West Side Crime Watch, North End Neighborhood Watch, and the Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association (2009 - 2013)
  • Chairman of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention City of Cumberland Police Department Safe Streets Grant Advisory Board (2012 - )
  • Virginia Avenue Redevelopment Commission (2009 - 2010)
  • South Cumberland Business and Civic Association (2006 - )
  • Allegany County United Way Day of Caring and Sharing
  • Toys for Happiness
  • Allegany Arts Council Member
  • Cumberland Blight Committee (2009 - )
  • President of the Evitt's Creek Water Company (2011 - )
  • Evitt's Creek Steering Committee Chair (2012, 2014), Vice Chair (2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Chairman of the National Road Bicentennial Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • Cumberland Economic Development Commission (2011 - 2013)
  • Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission (2009 - 2010)
  • Allegany Museum Board of Directors (2009 - 2010)
  • Fort Hill High School Scholarship Fund Board of Directors (2009 - 2012), Emeritus Board Member (2013 - )
  • Chairman of the Fort Hill High School 75th Anniversary Committee (2012)
  • Maryland Municipal League (2009 - )
  • Maryland Mayor's Association (2011 - )
  • Allegany County Hazard Mitigation Committee (2011 - 2013)
  • International Association of Lions Clubs, Cumberland (2010 - 2011)
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association (2006 - 2013)
  • Allegany County Jaycees (2006 - 2008)
  • Tri-State Concert Association
  • Knights of Pythias, Rising Sun Lodge #86, Lonaconing, MD (2004 - )
  • Downtown Cumberland Business Association (2013 - )
  • Canal Place Board of Directors (2013 - 2015)
  • Downtown Development Commission (2015 - )
  • South Cumberland Business & Civic Association Scholarship Committee (2014 - )

 

Mayor Brian Grim welcomes school groups to Cumberland's City Hall on a regular basis, touring the building, talking about the history of the building and of Cumberland, and offering students the opportunity to be "Mayor for a minute," sitting in the Mayor and Council members seats in the Council Chamber.  Students get a unique, behind the scenes look at City Hall and an opportunity to ask candid questions of the Mayor.  In October 2012, Mayor Grim welcomed the first grade from Northeast Elementary School to City Hall for a visit.