Cumberland County Treasurer John Gross Monday announced he will retire at the end of his term, which expires in December.
“It has been an honor to have served the people of Cumberland County,” he said in a news release. “I have enjoyed working with those in county government, the financial community and those many constituents who were served by my office. The hallmarks of my office have always been to administer and manage this position with honesty, integrity and professionalism. I want to thank all who have provided me their support, counsel and advice over my tenure as your Cumberland County treasurer.”
By the time he retires, Gross will have served in the treasurer’s office for 40 years. He was appointed as deputy treasurer for Jerry Nailor and served in that capacity for eight years. He was first elected treasurer in 1989.
Gross was elected eight times.
Gross held numerous positions within the County Treasurers’ Association of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served as the treasurer of the association for 19 years as well as its president, vice president, legislative and by-laws committee chair and a trustee.
“I am thankful for the respect and support given to me by my peers from both sides of the aisle across the state,” Gross said.