County Commissioners

Peter Crichton

Peter Crichton, County Manager

207-871-8380

Cumberland County Government
142 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04101

Office Hours: Mon-Fri
8:00am-4:30PM


Cumberland County Government adheres to the following values that the county holds regarding regional relationships.

1. Citizens are the customers
2. Broad-based deliberative process
3. Build trust
4. Outreach initiatives
5. Distribution of key information
6. Identify needs & available resources
7. Identify and analyze “best practices”
8. Set attainable goals
9. Periodic monitoring
10. Continual two-way communications

Commissioner Mark D. Grover

Commissioner Mark D. Grover

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Commissioner Grover was elected in November, 2012 to represent the Third District for a four-year term. He is not a member of any political party. Grover served on the county Budget Advisory Committee in 2010.

Commissioner Grover has also served on the Town Council of Gray, completing his three-year term in June of 2011. He has been a member of various committees and boards in Gray, including the town's Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Library Trustees, and the Central Corridors Coalition (a regional municipal coordinating group).

He volunteered as an EMT-Intermediate for Gray Fire-Rescue for twelve years of active service. He also served on the Board of Trustees of a local church.

Commissioner Grover works full-time as a software engineer for DeLorme of Yarmouth, a position he has held since 1995. Prior to that, he has been employed in the software business for firms in Los Angeles, in the Washington, DC area, and in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University in 1982.

Commissioner Grover was born in 1955 in Augusta, Maine and spent his youth in North Jay, Freeport, Brunswick, and Portland. He can trace his ancestors in Maine back to the American Revolutionary War.