Get To Know Bob

A lifelong resident of Dover, Bob Carrier has been serving the families of Dover for decades.

After graduating from the newly constructed Dover High in 1970, Bob earned a degree in business administration from Plymouth State University. As a small business owner for over forty years, Bob has met and helped thousands of Dover residents as both customers - and as friends. Bob's decades of volunteerism has truly earned him the nickname 'Mr. Dover'. In 2018 Bob's dedication was rewarded with recognition as Dover's Citizen of the Year.

Bob's history of service to the city of Dover includes:

  • City Councilor Since 2008
  • Dover Baseball - 18 years, including serving as President
  • Dover Recreation Advisory Committee - 27 years, including serving as Chair
  • Building Committee Member
    • McConnell Center
    • Horne Street School
    • Dover High School
    • Dover Police Station
  • Special Olympics
  • Member of Sons of the American Legion
  • Seacoast Endowment for Education Dover (SEED)
  • Dover 2023 Vision Committee
  • Dover City Lights Committee
  • Dover 400th Anniversary Committee

Under Bob's leadership, Dover has constructed the first new police station in over a century, a new high school to replace the current 50-year old building and address the 21st century needs of Dover's growing population, and more. Bob has worked and supported to wean the city from unecessary debt - during his tenure on the city council, the city has eliminated borrowing for road repairs and routine road mainenance, and Bob has supported the expansion of commercial development and job-creating industrial locations in Dover.