A LIFETIME OF SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY
Larry Inman earned his Associate of Science degree from Northwestern Michigan College in 1974 and his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in Marquette in 1976. Later, Larry received the Northwestern Michigan College Outstanding Alumni Award in 2005 and the Northern Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.
After college, Larry went to work for Empire National Bank of Traverse City. He began as a Bank Teller, assisted local businesses as a Commercial Loans officer, and eventually retired as Vice President of Huntington National Bank with over 28 years of service.
A Resident of Acme Township for over 30 years, Larry ran for the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners in 1992 and served as a Grand Traverse County Commissioner for 22 years.
During this time, Larry served on a multitude of local, state, and national boards across multiple disciplines. He was appointed by the past three governors—Engler, Granholm and Snyder—to serve on the State of Michigan Community Corrections Board in Lansing from 1994 to 2014, serving as Chairman of the Board by Governor’s appointment from 1999 to 2014. Larry served on the Northwest Regional Airport Commission of Cherry Capital Airport from 2007 to 2014, also serving as Chairman of the Board in 2008 and 2011. He served on the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Board of Directors from 1998 to 2014, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2003 to 2014.
Larry returned to Northern Michigan University after being appointed by Governor Engler to serve on the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2006, and was later reappointed from 2009 to 2010 by the Governor.
As a representative on the Grand Traverse Board of Commissioners, Larry was elected to serve on the Michigan Association of Counties Board of Directors in Lansing from 1998 to 2004, and was the State Association President from 2002 to 2003. In addition, Larry served on the National Association of Counties Board of Directors in Washington, D.C. from 2002 to 2004. He served on the National Association of Counties Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Board from 2005 to 2014 and was Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2006 and 2009 to 2011.
Currently, Larry is honored to serve as your State Representative in Lansing. First elected in 2014, Larry represents the 104th District of Grand Traverse County. He chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and is vice chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources. He also serves on the House Committee on Appropriations and is a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges.
Larry has spent over 20 years researching and educating people of all ages on the Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart. The search for Earhart is still regarded as one of the most intriguing mysteries of our time. Amelia is truly a role model for young people today, having overcome many personal adversities and achieving many firsts for women.
Working closely with universities, historical societies and international groups leading the current search for Earhart’s missing plane, Larry hopes to showcase his personal collection locally in 2017.
When he’s not busy volunteering or running to and from Lansing Larry enjoys boating on Northern Michigan’s beautiful water, reading and college football.