About Bob

Bob Glenn and his family (Ethan, Caitlin, Holly, Bob, Katie, and Bobby) 

Bob Glenn is running for re-election to the Owensboro City Commission because he believes the community has emerged from the pandemic in a strong fiscal and economic position. New businesses and jobs are coming to Owensboro (Bell Bank, Big Rivers Electric, and expansions at several existing facilities). The Community continues to win national recognition for it’s attractiveness to both young families, work from home professionals, and senior citizens. Under Bob’s leadership Cravens Pool is being upgraded (2024 opening), OPD’s Training Center has been substantially upgraded and a new Fire Training Center is soon to be constructed. Major remodeling projects have been completed for OFD’s Parrish Avenue Station and upgrades are planned for Cravens and the 9th Street Fire Stations.   The Cavin Water Plant was expanded with a 10 million gallon addition insuring that the city’s residential and industrial water needs will be met for decades to come. 

Bob has served  four successful terms as a Commissioner (from 2012-2018 and 2020). In 2016, he was elected Mayor Pro Tem by earning the most votes among 10 challengers.  

During that time, the City of Owensboro added thousands of new jobs, won numerous national awards (All-American City status in 2013), and became a center for new growth, tourism, and convention events. The city also made major strides in completing major flood control and drainage projects, upgraded its City Parks with new equipment, an outdoor futsal/soccer facility, and the community’s first Dog Park.  As a Commissioner, Bob served two terms on the Chamber Board and as the Commission’s representative on the Small Business Development Committee, a task force organized to make Owensboro a more “Business Friendly” community.

Bob Glenn is a long-time resident of Owensboro and Daviess County. He is married to Holly, his partner of 30 years, with two adult children, Bobby (a Firefighter) and Caitlin (a Nurse).  He is an award-winning educator, Pastor at Bethlehem  UMC, a certified High School sports official, and a tireless advocate for our community. Bob serves on several boards including the St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter, Imagination Library, Settle UMC Finance Board,  and the Bold Promise Scholarship Committee.

Bob believes Owensboro is moving in the right direction. We need to complete plans for a new Senior Center, a Sportsplex, and take steps to address our retention issues (caused by the historic low unemployment rate and major changes to the State Pension plan), especially with Fire and Police and other City Departments (Public works, Sanitation, and Transit Drivers).  Overall, Owensboro is a great place to live, work, and raise a family and Bob will continue to work hard to make sure that never changes.