Mayor W. Glenn

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Mayor W. Glenn is the sixth child born to Mrs. Maggie C. Woods, and the late Roger C. Woods, Sr. Born on March 20th; Mayor Glenn was educated in the public schools of DeKalb County. She furthered her education at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), having earned a degree in Business Education. She also earned a degree in Paralegal Training at the National Center for Paralegal Training and is a certified aerobics instructor.

Mayor Glenn is also a graduate of the DeKalb Leadership Institute, the Regional Leadership Institute and the Leadership Institute for Mayors. She is presently employed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Regional Counsel, and the City of Lithonia where she was first elected as the first female mayor in 1995.

Presently Mayor Glenn servers as 1st Vice President of the National Conference of Black Mayors; Board Member, DeKalb County Board of Health; Parliamentarian, Atlanta Regional Commission; Board member, Trinity Ministries; member, Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha, were she was recently honored for her public service. She is a life member of the National Council of Negro Women and a member of the Steward Board at First Saint Paul A.M.E Church in Lithonia.

Mayor Glen has been honored by numerous organizations for her commitment to public service; Outstanding Community Service Award, Outstanding Women in Politics, 100's List of Georgia's Most Powerful and Influential Women, Outstanding Community Volunteer, Donald J. Guinyard Pioneer Achievement, nominated by Georgia Attorney General as one of Outstanding Women in Government - Good Housekeeping magazine, She enjoys tennis, teaching aerobics, reading, politics and people. She is the mother of one son, Staff Sergeant Miguel Glenn, and three wonderful grandchildren - Quan, Desi and Jeri.