Kansas City, Missouri , United States
Aug 23, 2011 04:11pm
|Info||Jim Glover’s community involvement in Kansas City spans three decades. From his purposeful move to midtown in 1973, through his eight years on the City Council in the 1990s, Councilman Glover has continuously shown that proven leadership yields real results. |
Glover’s background is well-suited for the work he has done and the work that still needs to be done. He graduated in 1973 from Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree of arts in Urban and Regional Development. While in college, Glover was an intern with the Denver Regional Transportation District and Denver Model Cities Corporation. He continued his education by obtaining a law degree in 1977 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at UMKC, Glover had the distinction of serving as the Urban Affairs Editor for “Urban Lawyer.”
His professional experience includes working as an Urban Economist with the Mid America Regional Council and an Environment Affairs Assistant in the Office of Secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Councilman Glover served as an Assistant Prosecutor for Clay County and established a private law practice with an emphasis in civil trial practice.
Glover’s public services include serving as the president of Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, an appointment by Governor Bond to serve on the Missouri Housing Development Commission and serving two, four-year terms on the City Council. While on the Council, Jim chaired three committees and led charges on increasing the funding in the annual city budget for capital maintenance and basic services. His greatest achievement in changing the landscape of the community was the clearing and successful redevelopment of two blighted properties in the midtown area. The two resulting commercial shopping centers not only provide needed services and jobs to the area, but will positively impact the housing stock of several neighborhoods for years to come.