Larry Carlson is a resident of Davis Township, Fountain County, who graduated from Purdue University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in chemistry and biology. After college, he returned to his family farm, where he resides today with his wife, Zoetta, a retired registered nurse. They are parents of Jason and Amy, and they have three grandchildren.
Besides farming, Carlson is a licensed real estate broker, former member of The Fountain Trust State Bank advisory board, and four-term trustee for Davis Township. He enjoys his grandchildren, Corvettes, fishing in Canada and representing you.
In 1973, Carlson was elected to the Tipmont board. During his tenure, he has served six years as secretary-treasurer, 24 years as chairman, and two years as vice-chairman. In 1985, he became a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director after successfully completing several courses. He also received the Director Gold certificate and pin in 2016. From 1993 to 2008, Carlson served as a director to the boards of North Central Data Cooperative in Bismarck, North Dakota, and its successor, the National Information Services Cooperative of St. Louis, Missouri, Tipmont’s software provider. He also served on the Financial Planning committee of Wabash Valley Power Alliance. In 2008, Carlson was chosen by the Tipmont board to be a director on the Indiana Electric Cooperatives board, our statewide organization, where he served 10 years — seven of which were on the seven-member executive committee.
My goals as a director have always been to represent members in ways that improve their lives by providing efficient, reliable, and requested services at reasonable costs.