District 4 - Commissioner Biography

Commissioner Charles F. "Skip" Gruber is a Third Generation member of the Baldwin County, Alabama community. Born in the unincorporated Battles Wharf community in 1950 (Baldwin County) and currently residing in the Town of Elberta. Further, Commissioner Gruber served, with distinction, as the former Mayor of the Town of Elberta from 1994 to 2006 and served as a former member of the Town Council of the Town of Elberta from 1979 to 1994. Commissioner Gruber is a graduate of Foley High School (Class of 1968) and served twenty-five (25) years in the United States Army Reserve / National Guard.

A stalwart advocate for Baldwin County, Commissioner Gruber is a former thirty (30) year employee of the Baldwin County Commission serving, during such time period, as a Supervisor for North, Central and Southern Baldwin County Highway Department facilities as well as a Project Coordinator for the Baldwin County Highway Department providing oversight as to a myriad of projects.  Further, Commissioner Gruber served as a Project Coordinator during the time period that Baldwin County established their first Sub-title D Landfill.

Commissioner Gruber was conferred Advanced Certification in Municipal Government and remains a past Board Member of the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, former Board Member of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and a former member of the Planning Commission of the Town of Elberta.

Commissioner Gruber was also appointed in December, 2012, to serve a full term, ending on December 31, 2015, as a member of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama Workers' Compensation Self-Insurers' Fund Board of Trustees.

A member and Usher at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, in Elberta, Commissioner Gruber and his wife, Yvonne, have two children: Ashleigh and Michael, a Son-in-Law, Branton Bailey, a daughter-in-Law, Heather, and five grandchildren: Tucker, Benjamin, Caroline, Cambell and Hudson.

A Republican, Commissioner Gruber is currently serving his third term on the Baldwin County Commission (Terms are as follows: 2006-2010; 2010-2014; 2014-2018).