County News

Profiles in Service - Feb. 6, 2017

Grover C. Robinson IV

Board Member
Commissioner 
Escambia County, Fla.

 

Number of years active in NACo: 7

Years in Public Service: 11

Occupation: Commercial real estate agent

Education: B.S. economics, Birmingham-Southern College

The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Deal with the tragic death of both parents as a young adult.

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: George Washington, Tim Tebow and Reese Witherspoon

A dream I have is to: Have everyone love NW Florida like I do.

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Raft the Zambezi River rapids in Africa.

My favorite way to relax is to: Be with friends and family on Pensacola Beach.

I’m most proud of: The work I did on the RESTORE Act to help the Gulf Coast recover from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

You’d be surprised to learn that: Grover Cleveland is not my favorite president

Every morning I read: Constituent emails (I’m sure I’m not the only one!).

My favorite meal is: Fried or blackened Gulf shrimp, oysters or fish with cheese grits.

My motto is: Work, share, enjoy.

The last book I read was: My agenda package for my last Commission meeting.

My favorite movie is: Grand Budapest Hotel, anything Wes Anderson.

My favorite music is: 80s and 90s Alternative, REM and U2.

My favorite U.S. President is: As a colonial history enthusiast, George Washington. He set the foundation.

My county is a NACo member because: For everything the relationships NACo fosters and the opportunities NACo provides to make my county tangibly better

Contact the Editor

Bev Schlotterbeck
Executive Editor
(202) 942-4249
bschlott@naco.org