Larry Longman has been a cooperative member since 2003. Larry is a graduate of Lawrence Central High School, Purdue University (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering), and Dale Carnegie Leadership Series. Larry is currently the Director of Preconstruction at Victory Unlimited Construction. Since 2012, he has served on the McCordsville Town Council and served as president in 2017 and 2018. During his service, he oversaw growth in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, not to mention the Town staff. Larry has mentored and managed construction personnel while overseeing Lauth Preconstruction Department that peaked at 32 associates. He is a licensed General Contractor in the states of Virginia, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Kansas, and within many municipalities within Indiana. Larry is well versed in data analysis and creating solutions maximizing profit and loss. In 2013, Larry was a Panel Moderator regarding “Municipalities Use of TIF” for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Conference. In the following years, he has spoken at various conferences such as Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, was a panelist at the ICR Fall Conference, testified at the Indiana Statehouse in Support of SEA 308’s “Rapid Growth” taxing provision and was a steering committee member for the Urban Land Institute’s Study for Mt. Comfort Corridor. Larry has volunteered in positions for the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, the Town of McCordsville BZA, RDC, Plan Commission, Municipal Police Commission, and the Oaklandon Youth Organization. While attending Harvest Church, he served on the welcome team and was a small group leader. Larry is a 2008 Indiana University Hoosier Fellow and was twice recognized by Junior Achievement as a Best & Brightest Finalist in the Real Estate and Construction sector. Larry and his wife Jennifer reside in McCordsville and have two daughters: Emme and Avery.
Candidate Statement: NineStar Connect’s service platform not only provides utility services, but also enhances economic development throughout a large portion of Hancock County, as well as Henry, Hamilton, and Madison counties. As a Director, I will continue to grow our customer base, prioritize utility reliability, and maintain inputs that yield competitive rates within our service territories. Utility reliability is a major component of complete customer satisfaction. There are challenges ahead in maintaining the integrity of our utility infrastructure, simultaneous with new opportunities through the water & sewer service territories. I recognize the importance of planning, financing, and undertaking the capital improvements necessary to enhance our service to our members and customers. I have utility installation and maintenance experience as both a developer/contractor and a Municipal Utility Board Member in the Town of McCordsville. With this experience, I feel that I am well suited to serve our utility cooperative’s members and customers