District One – City of Troy
Peter D. Grimm, re-elected in 2017 serves as the Minority Leader of the Rensselaer County Legislature. Representing the City of Troy, Grimm brings an enthusiasm and energy to the city’s citizen spirit. An active community volunteer in Troy for decades, he believes in the effectiveness of grassroots participation in community quality-of-life issues.
Grimm is President and founding board member of “Friends of Prospect Park,” an organization that has worked to preserve and rejuvenate one of Troy’s outstanding natural and recreational resources. He also founded the “Clean Alleys” program, a volunteer effort to make Troy’s alleys cleaner and safer, and was a founding board member of Troy United Ink, a publication devoted to strengthening pride in Troy through highlighting its diverse neighborhoods. Grimm is a member of the F. Warren Travers Supreme Court Library and the Commission on Economic Opportunity boards and appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, as a member to the Committee on Open Government.
Grimm brings a unique skill set to his legislative position as a former successful businessman and entrepreneur. He is Director of University Events at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Grimm is often recognized by his colleagues and constituents as having a contagious passion for planning and organizing. His hard work, commitment and personal integrity offer the community of Troy direction and leadership that is unsurpassed.
As County Legislator representing the City of Troy, Grimm serves on the Budget and Finance Committee and the Rules and Legislative Operations Committee. During his tenure, Grimm has worked to strengthen environmental protections, supported dedicated funds to boost tourism, voted to improve veteran’s benefits and continues to fight for fair and equal representation.
Grimm is a resident of Troy for almost 60 years and is one of nine children. He is a 1976 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College.