The Honorable Shannon E. Glover

Born in Erie Pennsylvania

Married to Paula Rochella Meadows

Children: Denzel (son), Alana (daughter)


Graduate of Norfolk State University, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies


I moved to Portsmouth in 1990


A business owner in the City of Portsmouth:

  • Commonwealth Employee Benefit Solutions, Inc, 2004
  • Creative Learners Educational Center, LLC, 2001


He was elected to the Portsmouth City Council in 2017 as City Councilman. Served from January 1 2018-December 31, 2020.  Elected Mayor of the City of Portsmouth on November 2, 2020. Term of Office January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2024.


Service to Country

  • United States Navy 1988-1994, Honorable discharge
  • Graduate of Naval School of Health Sciences 1990
  • Portsmouth Naval Medical Center

Service to City

  • Hampton Roads & Southside Mayors and Chairs
  • Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance BOD/Exec. Com
  • Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance (HRMFFA)
  • Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
  • Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) & Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO)
  • HR Workforce Council (Opportunity Inc)
  • Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC)

Service to Community

  • Past Board Member Paul D. Camp Community College
  • Board member Boy’s and Girl’s Club Portsmouth Division
  • Past mentor with Friends of Portsmouth Juvenile Courts
  • Past Youth soccer and football coach in Parkview
  • Past Board member of Volunteer Hampton Roads
  • Habitat for Humanity volunteer in Suffolk and Portsmouth
  • Volunteer mentor with Be A Reader Program at Lakeview Elementary (Portsmouth)
  • Past Pop Warner Youth Football coach in Portsmouth
  • Board Member Westmoreland Youth Association
  • Board Member Church and Community in Action
  • Board member Christopher Academy

Service in Leadership

  • Graduate of United Way Project Inclusion-Leadership development course
  • Past President/ Area Director of Toastmasters International in Suffolk and Portsmouth
  • Past President of Lefcoe Alumni Association
  • Past President of Churchland Rotary Club
  • Past President of Portsmouth Partnership
  • Trustee/Vice-President Lefcoe Leadership Development Course


Professional Service

Member of National Association of Health Underwriters serving as Eastern Virginia Chapter Legislative Chairperson   

Proudest Moment

I am earning my college degree (1st in my family) and setting an example of educational achievement for our children.


Faith in GOD, Love of country and family, Service to the community.