Previously, he was appointed by the governor to the Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, where he addressed public safety, diversity and changes to the criminal justice system. He was also previously elected chair of the U.S. Olympic governing body for canoe and kayak sports. In 2015, he was awarded the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Havens Leadership Award and is a 2020 inductee to the Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Van Grack was raised in Rockville and his first job was in City Hall working for the Office of Human Resources. He is a proud graduate of Richard Montgomery High School and is often still found in the crowd during Richard Montgomery athletic events.
In Rockville, Van Grack co-founded his own law firm where he now serves as managing partner. There, his legal work includes contract disputes, financial disputes, probate litigation, land use, real-estate matters and business law. He regularly assists individuals and businesses with their legal problems, and he primarily practices in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. His law firm is also an active member of the Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce, where he has been a strong advocate for small businesses, economic growth and increased public safety for many years.
Van Grack and his son, Caleb, live in the Rockshire neighborhood of Rockville, where Caleb attends Robert Frost Middle School and City of Rockville camps.