B.I.G Awards Honoree, Robert L. Glover

Robert L. Glover


Military veteran Robert L. Glover was born and reared in Cameron, South Carolina where he grew up before moving to New York after completing High School. He served in the Air Force for four years and after being honorably discharged he served eight years in the Air Force reserve.

In 1969 Glover began his career with the United States Postal Service holding many positions from letter carrier to Superintendent of Vehicle Operations in Brooklyn, New York. In 1991 Robert was promoted to Manager of Transportation Network where he managed over 298 employees and 1000 vehicles. Three years later Robert was transferred to Florida and in 2000 he retired. However, Robert’s need to be involved would not allow him to enjoy retirement.

He went to work part-time at Airline Worldwide Flight Service and within six months he was a full- time manager. In 2008 he decided to try retirement again.

Once again Robert’s need to be involved was at work. He organized his neighborhood and was president of the block from 2009 until 2012. He decided he needed to step down as president to encourage younger members of the block to take a leadership role and become president. Robert is still active with the block. His block association is very active and involved in the affairs of the community.

Robert’s block is a member of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton of which he is the first Vice-President. In this role, he is responsible for “Crime Prevention and Safety”, the Education Committee and Publicity. He works closely with the 105 Precinct in Queens and is a member of the precinct council.

Robert is also a member of Community Board 13 in Queens. There he serves on the Economic Development committee, Land Use committee and the Public Safety committee. He is truly an advocate for his community.

In addition to his other roles Robert finds time to volunteer to teach the AARP Drivers Safety Course. He began teaching in 2011 and to date he has taught 272 classes to 3932 participants. He is the Zone Coordinator for Queens.

He is a member of The American Legion Post 1946, as well as a member of St. Albans Congregational Church.

Robert was married to the late Julia M. Lloyd for 32 years. From that union came two children, Regina and Christopher. He is the proud grandfather of four.


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