Hart, Glover retiring

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Two long-time public servants are hanging up their hats.

Revenue Commissioner Janice Hart and Board of Registrars member Sammy Glover were honored yesterday with a retirement reception.

Hart has spent more than 24 years in the post of revenue commissioner, and chose not to seek reelection.

Before that she worked more than 21 years at the probate office and a few years at the sheriff’s office.

“All of my working career has been in county government,” she said.

The biggest change throughout the years has been technology, which has streamlined the process, she said.

“Right now, the biggest thing is the GIS and computer mapping,” she said. “It has made a lot of things easier in our office.”

She said she would miss the people the most.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this long,” she said.

Hart said she plans to be more involved with church work, gardening and family.

“I’m going to miss everything,” she said.

Glover said he’s been on the Board of Registrars for 16 years.

“I’m just in the time of my life I feel like I want to retire,” he said. “I did the arithmetic and I’ve been working 54 years. When I did that, emotionally, I just got tired.”

He worked for a labor union for 28 years.

“I also did volunteer work for three years,” he said.

He was appointed to the Board of Registrars by then-GOv. Don Siegelman in 1999.

Glover said he’s going to miss the interaction with the public the most.

“I love meeting and interacting with people,” he said. “I enjoy talking to those who have come from out of state. I ask questions and I find out that some were born and raised here. Some come here for the climate and others like the friendliness of Covington County.”

Glover said he wants to travel with his wife in his retirement and they already have a trip or two lined up.

“We want to be able to what we want to when we want to,” he said.

Glover said he still plans to sit on the other boards he currently serves on and continue being in the Andalusia Lions Club.