Co-op CEO Named Citizen of the Year by Chamber

Feb 29, 2024

Tim Martin, the President and CEO of Carroll EMC, has been recognized as the 2023 Citizen of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for his community contributions extending beyond his professional responsibilities.

The Citizen of the Year award honors an individual who has made a lasting, positive impact on the local community by enhancing the quality of life for citizens and businesses in Carroll County. Martin, having served in various capacities in the electric cooperative industry, plays a pivotal role in not only providing reliable, affordable power but also bringing broadband to the co-op’s Members through a partnership with Crossbeam Fiber.

“Tim embodies the essence of community leadership that the Citizen of the Year award seeks to honor,” said Brian Dill, President and CEO of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Tomorrow. “His ongoing engagement in the community is unparalleled, demonstrating a relentless commitment to the betterment of Carroll County.”

Martin began his career at Carroll EMC in 1987 as a part-time co-op student while pursuing his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduation, he worked several years in manufacturing before returning to the electric cooperative world. Since, Martin has earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia, and for a short time, headed key operations at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative in Virginia.

In addition to his role as President and CEO, Martin is a member of the Carrollton Rotary and Carrollton Kiwanis Club. He currently serves as Chair for the Tanner Medical Foundation Board of Trustees, board member for the Go Energy Credit Union and past Chair for the Georgia Rural Electric Managers’ Association. Martin is also a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton where he attends with his wife, Shelley.

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