BIOGRAPHY - Larry Carr
Larry Carr was elected to Sacramento City Council in 2014 and re-elected in November 2016 to represent District 8. District 8 is comprised of Meadowview, Parkway, North Laguna Creek, and Jacinto Creek in South Sacramento. Councilmember Carr’s priorities are Jobs, Education, Public Safety, after School Programs, Summer Youth Employment, Business Development and Quality Housing.
Councilmember Carr previously served on the SMUD Board of Directors, Ward 6 between November 1998 to 2014. He is the past 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 his service on the Sacramento City Council, Councilmember Carr taught at Sacramento High School. He started the Army JROTC program and headed the AVID/MESA Academy at the school. Councilmember Carr retired as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years in the U.S. Army; he is the recipient of the Legion of Merit.
Councilmember 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.
Councilmember Carr 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.