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Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award

Nancy Glenn The Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented each year to an outstanding individual (or couple) who has given of his or her time and talents in making Matthews a better community through community service. The award is given in memory of Nancy Glenn who passed away in December 2006. Nancy was a hardworking dedicated individual who was known for her love of the Matthews community. She had served on the Matthews Human Services Council and worked with many other civic groups. She owned the Matthews News and Record for a number of years and had worked as Executive Director of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. The first Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award was presented to her family in 2007-2008.

2022-2023 Nancy Glenn Award

Nancy Glenn Award recipient Rob Hunter This year's recipient of the Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is Rob Hunter.

The award was presented on July 10, at the Matthews Town Council meeting.

The Matthews Human Services Council chose Rob Hunter for the 2022-2023 Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award. Rob Hunter has been a fixture in town as the Chief of Police, an amazing youth group leader at Matthews UMC among various other roles in the community which truly embodies community servant leadership. Whether it is crouching in crawl spaces on a mission trip, or taking a teenager to lunch to listen to whatever is on their mind, Rob does it all. At an event, Rob is often the first to arrive and the last to leave, making sure everyone gets home safely and all clean-up is taken care of. Rob not only serves the youth of Matthews UMC, but kids and youth involved in Key Clubs throughout Matthews. He has devoted his life to protecting, serving, and loving the town of Matthews and all its neighbors.

Rob Hunter’s professional career includes many years with the Matthews Police Department. He was hired in 1987 as police officer, promoted to Lieutenant in 1990, selected as police chief in 1993 and served as chief until retirement in 2017.

Recent Community Service:

Joined the Kiwanis Club of Matthews and continues as an active member after 30 years. Led club efforts in assuming leadership of the East Mecklenburg High School Key Club in 1995; then assisted in the creation and leadership of Key Clubs at David W. Butler & Providence High Schools, Trinity Prep, as well as the first Homeschool Key Club in the Carolinas. Coordinates joint service projects between the Kiwanis Club and our Key Clubs, a major one being the Matthews Alive! event.

Served as a member of the Board for COS Kids.

Church Related Service: Sunday School teacher, youth leader. Attended/led home repair mission trips with younger youth. Attended/led and still leads inner-city mission trips with older youth. Leads a youth basketball league through the church. Serves on the ‘Handyman’ ministry, working on home repair projects for both church members and others in the community. Other various youth-service ministries such as programs for teens with disabilities, tutoring /fellowship programs with children and young teens from the local Habitat community, and staffing the ice cream shoppe at Carrington Place. Now serving as the Associate Director of Age-Level Ministries.

Nomination Information

Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Eligibility: resident of Matthews or surrounding area.

See Past Recipients of the Nancy Glenn Award

Nancy Glenn Award plaque The Matthews Human Services Council gave the first annual Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award in 2007-2008. Read about the many indivduals who have given of his or her time and talents in making Matthews a better community through community service.

Slideshow - See Our Past Presentations of the Nancy Glenn Award

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