Director Larry Carr, Ward 6
Larry Carr

Larry Carr was first elected to the SMUD Board of Directors in November 1998 to represent Ward 6. Ward 6 comprises Meadowview, Oak Park, Parkway, Airport and Valley Hi. Carr served as President of the Board in 2000, 2001 and 2008.

Carr is the executive director of the Florin Road Partnership, a south Sacramento Property-Based Business Improvement District (PBID). The PBID administers funds collected through the district, which is charged with enhancing the image and vitality of the Florin Road corridor. He is Past President of the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, past member of both the Environmental Council of Sacramento Board of Directors and the UCLA Alumni Association.

Prior to assuming leadership of the Florin Road Partnership, Carr taught at Sacramento High School. He started the Army JROTC program and headed the AVID/MESA Academy at the school.

Carr retired as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years in the U.S. Army; he was a recipient of the Legion of Merit.

Carr lives in the Parkway community in Sacramento and has served as president of the Parkway Neighborhood Association. He is also a past president of the South County Neighborhood Accountability Board (a youth first-offender diversion program), has served as steering committee chair of the EnterFund Micro Enterprise Loan Program, as an executive committee member of 100 Black Men of Sacramento mentoring program, as a board member of the Sacramento Commerce and Trade Organization, and as a member of the Special District Advisory Committee of the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission.

He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Norfolk State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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