Elected to the Mesa City Council in 2011, Christopher
Glover serves as the councilmember for District 4. Born
and raised in Mesa, Glover's family history is
interwoven with the City of Mesa.
Glover's great-grandparents, Wilford and Ella
Farnsworth, came to Mesa in 1948 from Mexico. His
mother's parents, Dr. Eugene and LaVieve Swenson,
followed and have lived in Mesa for almost all of their
married life. His father's parents, Harry and Patricia
Glover, came to Arizona in 1956. They fell in love with
Mesa and its charm and decided to live here.
Christopher's parents, Mark and Ann Glover, have lived
in Mesa for almost their entire lives.
Glover attended Mesa Public Schools and worked with Mesa
Government as a member of the Mayor's Youth Committee.
He graduated with honors in the top twenty of his class
from Mesa High School. After a semester at Arizona State
University, he had the opportunity to serve a two year
mission as a representative of his church, The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was not a
position that he was paid to hold, rather a position he
paid to pursue. After returning from his mission, Glover
continued his studies at ASU, earning a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Political Science with minors in History and
Spanish. He also earned certificates from Arizona State
in both Latin American studies and International studies
and was a Capitol Scholar and Junior Fellow. While in
college, Glover was a summer intern for Republican
Senator John Ensign (Nevada).
Glover is currently the chairperson of the Government
Affairs committee and is a member of the Council
Sustainability and Transportation committee, the Council Public Safety Committee and the City of
Mesa Employee Benefits Advisory committee. He sits on
the board of directors for the Downtown Mesa
Association, the Mesa Family YMCA, the Arizona Museum
for Youth, the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the
Child Crisis Center, in addition to being a member of
the Arizona State Citizens Corps Council. He is also on the Board of Directors of Paz de Cristo.
Councilmember Glover is also active in the National
League of Cities, an organization dedicated to helping
city leaders build better communities. Glover is in his
third term with the Council on Youth, Education and
Families and represents Mesa on the Finance,
Administration and Intergovernmental Relations steering
committee, his second term on the committee.
Councilmember Glover earned a Master of Science in
Management degree from Arizona State University.