My name is Glen Guyor. I am currently the Mayor of the Town of Coopertown going on two years. I am running for Robertson County Mayor. I want to see Robertson County grow and prosper where it makes sense just as what is being done in the Town of Coopertown. It is true that growth is a balancing act between Agriculture, Residential, and Commercial zones across the County. I am excited to carry over my lessons learned in the Town of Coopertown and apply it across Robertson County.
Why I’m Running for Mayor
Though I wasn’t born in Robertson County, it is a place that I intend to retire in 12 more years from now. I have a strong French heritage “Remember the Raisin”- War of 1812. I have travelled down the mighty Mississippi River and lived in Michigan, Arkansas, and Louisiana until both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita blew me northward. In 2008-2009, I lived and worked under a Visa in L’Assomption, Canada just north of Montreal, Canada.
I am a member (as Mayor of the Town of Coopertown) of the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) and have on-hand knowledge of Nashville/Davidson Co. growth that is spilling over into the neighboring Cities/Towns/Counties which meets monthly. I regularly attend the quarterly Executive and Regular Joint Economic and Community Development Board on what’s happening across Robertson County. In October 2017, I attended the Southeast US/Japan Conference in Greenville, South Carolina along with Mayor Howard Bradley who was the only county mayor in the State of Tennessee. I was the only City / Town Mayor in Robertson Co. that attended the interview process for the new Robertson County School Director. In 2012, as planning commission secretary assisted in the Robertson County Comprehensive Growth and Development Plan with emphasis on the Town of Coopertown.
I attended Manor Elementary School, Monroe, MI till 4th grade. I was raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Ole Main High School (Go Wildcats). I completed the two year program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I was married and before my son was born in 1988, I transferred to Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR) to continue my college education. I became a working parent but continued the drive to obtain my engineering degree. Finally in 2005, I graduated from Southern Illinois University (Barksdale Air Force Branch) and walked down the aisle in Carbondale, Illinois.
Education and Experience
- Received a B.S. in Engineering, from Southern Illinois University in 2005.
- Parametric Technology Corp., Bloomington, MN, Pro-E 3-D modeling in 1996
- Purdue University, Department of Forestry, West Lafayette IN, strength of fastners and joints in various hardwoods, MDF particle board, and steel tubing in 1992.
- Productivity Group, Work Simplification and Time Studies, Memphis, TN in 1989
Career Local Government Experience
- Current Mayor – Town of Coopertown since November 22, 2016.
- Served as Alderman Ward 2 – Town of Coopertown from November 25, 2014 till November 22, 2016.
- Served as Secretary on the Planning Commission from 2011 till 2016.
Career Engineering Experience
- Senior Product Engineer/Project Lead, September 2005- June 2018 - Electrolux Home Products, Springfield, TN
- Senior Design Engineer, 1998-2005 – Frymaster, Shreveport, LA
- Product Engineer, 1996-1998 – Trade Fixtures, Little rock, AR.
- Process Design Engineer, 1995-1996 – Baldwin Piano & Organ, Truman, AR
- Product Engineer, 1988-1995 – DO3 Systems Inc., Marked Tree, AR
Current Community Involvement
- Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC), Board Member
- Robertson County Joint Economic and Community Development Board, Board Member
- Planning Commission Town of Coopertown, Member and Former Secretary.
- Community Development Town of Coopertown, Member
- Historical Committee Town of Coopertown, Member
- Coopertown Men’s Club, Member
- Completed Elected Officials Academy Level I, University of Tennessee – Municipal Technical Advisory Services – February 25, 2017.
- Completed Supervisor Training for a Drug Free Workplace, Workforce Essentials Inc. – March 15, 2017.
- Completed Planning for Public Infrastructure through Subdivision Regulations – October 20, 2017.