About Grover

About Grover

Grover C. Robinson, IV, is a seventh generation Pensacolian and has served as the County Commissioner from District 4 since 2006.

Commissioner Robinson graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from Birmingham-Southern College in 1992.

Commissioner Robinson and his wife Jill have two children, Grover V, 21 and Anna Lowrey, 17. He and his family are active parishioners at Christ Episcopal Church.

Grover brings integrity, passion, and determination to local government. As an Escambia County Commissioner, he worked for greater efficiency and better management.

Fiscal Stewardship

Grover fought for the largest tax rate reduction in Escambia County history. The county budget is less than 1% higher than when he was first elected Commissioner. County residents today enjoy lower taxes and improved services.

Quality of Life

He found funds for the Roger Scott Tennis Center expansion, bollards for downtown events, holiday lights, and other investments that directly affect the quality of life throughout Pensacola.

He worked with 4H and the other commissioners to bring home 10,000 jobs at Navy Federal. He helped with financing that led to 400 new jobs at VT-MAE. He also helped IHMC finance a new building that will keep and grow world-class jobs in Pensacola.

Economic Development

Grover worked with the other coastal counties heavily impacted by the BP oil spill to pass the RESTORE Act and bring over $300 million to Northwest Florida and nearly $100 million to Escambia County.

He obtained $2 million for Pensacola and Perdido Bay estuary restoration as Chair of the Bay Area Resource Council.

Regional Collaboration

He's forged connections and represented our area's interest in many state and regional organizations. He has served as Florida Association of Counties President, Florida Gulf Consortium Chair, and regional Transportation Planning Organization Chair.


Government Experience

  • Escambia County Commissioner, 2006 — Present
    (Chairman, 2009-2010 and 2015-2016)

Employment

  • Coldwell Banker NRT-Broker Associate (2011-Present)
  • Grover Robinson & Associates, Inc. (1997-2011)
    (Commercial Real Estate Broker/President (2000-2011)
  • AmSouth Bank — Commercial Lending (1992-1997)

Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Florida Gulf Consortium for the RESTORE Act (2012-Present)
  • NACo Board Member (2016-2017)
  • Chairman, NACo, Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus (2014-2015)
  • President, Florida Association of Counties (2014-2015)
  • Member, Gulf Consortium Administrative Officer (2012-Present)
  • Member Commission on Florida Oil Spill Response Coordination (2012-Present)
  • Pensacola State College Foundation Board Member (2000-Present)
    President (2008-2010)
  • Baptist Healthcare Foundation Board Member (2000-Present)
  • Rotary Club of Pensacola Member (1995-Present)
  • Christ Episcopal Church Vestry Member (1996-1999, 2003-2005, and 2011-2013)
  • Florida Association of Counties Federal Action Team – Vice Chairman (2011-2012)
  • Alabama — Florida TPO Chairman (2009-2010) and (2016-2017)
  • Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida Board Member (1998-2009, Chairman 2002-2003)
  • Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Director (1999-2005)
  • United Way of Escambia County Director (1999-2002)
  • City of Pensacola Planning Board Member (2002-2005)

Awards

  • 2018 God in Government Award
  • 2017 Certificate of Appreciation from West Florida Regional Planning Council
  • 2017 Joe Oldmixon Service Award from CIL Disability Resource Center
  • 2014 Advanced County Commissioner from Florida Association of Counties
  • 2014 Presidential Advocate
  • 2013 Certificate of Appreciation from Disability Summit Council
  • 2013 Presidential Advocate
  • 2013 Leadership Pensacola Tallahassee Award
  • 2012 Veterans Homeless Stand Down Award
  • 2012 Certificate of Appreciation from Pensacola Christian College
  • 2012 Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Laureate
  • 2012 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (Senate)
  • 2012 FAC Presidential Advocate Award
  • 2012 NACo County Leadership Institute Certification (CLI)
  • 2012 Grover Robinson III Pensacola Rotary Service Award
  • 2012 FAC Advanced County Commissioner Certificate (ACC)
  • 2012 FLERA Elected Official Environmental Leadership Award
  • 2011 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (House of Representatives)
  • 2011 Pet Jury Duty Humanitarian Award
  • 2011 FAC Presidential Advocate Award
  • 2009 Celebrate Pensacola Award
  • 2008 Certification County Commissioner (CCC) from FAC
  • 2001 Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence Emerging Leader Award
  • 2000 Junior Achievement Impact Award

 

Education

  • Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola, Florida — Class of 1988
  • Birmingham–Southern College,
    Birmingham, Alabama
    BS in Economics, 1992 Summa cum Laude

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