Focus Daily News: What elected official seat do you sit in?
Gregory Glover: City Council Place 5
FDN: How long have you sat in this seat?
GG: I am finishing my first three-year term and will run for re-election this year.
FDN: What is your main goal as a city council member during this term?
GG: To honorably represent the constituents of our city and shepherd innovative growth opportunities for our community.
FDN: What made you decide to get into politics?
GG: As a servant leader, I invariably enjoy giving to my community – whether it is through my church, employer, or community groups. I prayed for the chance to give back differently and the opportunity to become a local elected official presented itself. I have always wanted to become an elected official and positively impact my community.
FDN: What have been some of the surprises?
GG: I compare this journey to going to OZ to see the wizards and seeing what happens once the curtain has been pulled back. I have been pleasantly surprised by the commitment of our city staff and community leaders to do what is best for our city. Everyone is on the same page and engages in constructive conversations that move our city forward. When a difference of opinion occurs we work together to find common ground.
FDN: What have been your challenges?
GG: Like so many other communities, the impact of Covid-19 has been the ultimate challenge. I am so very proud to be a part of our city government as we engaged in innovative ways to reach out to the community – during the time when others shut down – and continued our city functions to the best of our ability. We were able to navigate the complexities of federal funding and disperse recovery dollars to people and local businesses in need.
FDN: Where do you see the city going in the next few years and how will you contribute to that?
GG: The City of Cedar Hill has continued to rank as one of the top destinations in Texas and the entire U.S. I see our city continuing to grow to meet the needs of our existing and future residents. So many people are moving to this region because of the amazing opportunities it affords. Cedar Hill is a top destination. I see us continuing to grow the right way by incorporating new businesses, a new hospital, a new iconic library, a signature park and trail system, more dining and entertainment venues along with new homes that fit into the uniquely distinctive attractiveness of Cedar Hill – our open green space.
Our commitment to maintaining 20 percent of our land as green space sets us apart from so many other communities. I will continue to contribute to our future as I run for re-election in 2022. It is truly an honor to serve our residents and constituents in the capacity of council member.
Gregory Glover was born and raised on the east coast and elected to the Cedar Hill City Council Place 5 in June 2019. Gregory has been active in our community for several years, first as the Chairman of the Beautification and Environmental Sustainability Board from 2015 to 2019 and then as the Chairman of the 2017 Bond Committee.
Gregory is committed to serving our diverse community the “Cedar Hill Way” which means as a servant leader asking how he can properly represent all Cedar Hillians. His priority is to continue to fulfill the vision of Cedar Hill as a Premier City we can all continue to be proud of.
After almost 35 years of service with several Fortune 500 companies, Gregory is retired and enjoys living in Cedar Hill with his family. Together with his wife, they are the proud parents of 5 children and 2 grandchildren. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Advertising and Public Relations from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York, and a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University in Austin Texas.
Gregory has been a member for over seven years; and also serves as the Guest Service Coordinator and platform greeter with his church Crossroads of Life in Duncanville Texas.