Glen Waters

Glen is a Kamilaroi man born in St George in 1958.

"My first job was selling the local paper in St George as a 12 year old. I left St George to work in Toowoomba in the mid 1970s where I started with Queensland Railways," he said.

During that time Glen joined the Army Reserve. He spent 22 years in the army reserve reaching the rank of Sergeant; all of this was inspired by his Uncle Len Waters who was the first and only Aboriginal fighter pilot during World War II. He was most famous for piloting a kitty hawk fortuitously named 'Black Magic'.

"As a Kamilaroi man I was shown by my family and Community Elders to be proud of who I am and that we must reach for our goals," he said.

Glen is married to Maureen and they have three children and seven grandchildren who keep him out of trouble. For the last 14 and a half years Glen has been working for the Queensland Police Service as Senior Police Liaison Officer in St George and Toowoomba.

"I enjoy helping our mob to stay away from the justice system along with educating the younger ones on the difference between right and wrong and to be proud to be black and deadly," he says.

Glen has a long-standing history within local sports, in particular cricket and Rugby League. He played league for St. George before moving to Toowoomba and playing with the Oakey Bears and Newtown Lions. Glen enjoyed the game so much he is now a qualified level 2 referee with the Toowoomba Referee Association. Glen has been refereeing for 22 years within the Roma and Toowoomba District's.

Glen's motto is to "respect your elders, respect yourself and your culture".

"Remember where you've come from, and know where you're going."