In 2011 at age 23, Chris Glover became the youngest person ever elected to the Mesa City Council. He served as Vice Mayor from April 2014 to January 2015 and is serving his second term as District 4 Councilmember. His term runs through January of 2019.
He is currently serving his sixth term on the National League of Cities’ Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee and is in his sixth term on the National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education and Families. He is also a member of the National League of Cities Board of Directors. He is the youngest member of the board and is one of only three representatives from Mesa to serve on the NLC Board of Directors.
Councilmember Glover is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Barry and Peggy Goldwater Center for Democracy, the Child Crisis Arizona, the Downtown Mesa Association and A New Leaf, among others. He is the City of Mesa Public Safety Committee Chair and also sits on the Audit, Finance and Enterprise Committee. He also chairs the Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors.
Councilmember Glover holds a Master of Science in Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. While completing his B.S. in Political Science at Arizona State University, Glover earned degrees in History and Spanish, certificates in Latin American Studies and International Studies, and was a Capitol Scholar and Junior Fellow. He also served as an intern in Washington, D.C. for Senator John Ensign (R-Nevada). Glover also studied at Universidad de Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Business Department at Mesa Community College, served as the assistant program director of the EU Belgium Study Abroad program for Maricopa Community Colleges, an Associate Professor at Arizona State University and an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University.
Public Safety- Chair
Audit, Finance and Enterprise
National Boards and Committees
National League of Cities Board of Directors
National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education and Families (Sixth Term)
National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Sixth Term)
Arizona Boards and Committees
Valley Metro Regional Public Transit Authority- Council Representative
Metro Rail- Council Representative (Chair)
Visit Mesa Board - Council Representative
Downtown Mesa Association - Council Representative
Community Bridges, Inc. Board
Child Crisis Center
Mesa Community Action Network
Benedictine University at Mesa Academic Board
Arizona Museum for Youth
Arizona State Citizen Corp Council
Paz de Cristo