Fred Jarrett

Immediate Past Board Chair
Retired - Duke Energy



  • Lifelong resident of Lincolnton, married to June Broome Jarrett a lifelong resident of Lincolnton and son Brett a lifelong resident of Lincolnton (four generations of Jarrett's have lived in Lincolnton)

  • Families operated businesses in downtown Lincolnton

  • Attended Lincolnton City Schools, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BS Science Teaching - Chemistry), and Winthrop University (MEd Administration and Supervision)

  • 30+ years as a Lincolnton volunteer fireman serving as assistant volunteer fire chief

  • Chair of the Lincolnton Downtown Steering Committee

  • Chair of the Lincoln County Local Emergency Planning Committee

  • Chair of the Lincolnton Fire Department Fireman's Relief Fund Board of Trustees

  • Vice-chair United Way of Lincoln County Executive Board member

  • Chair of Lincoln County Republican Party

  • Served two terms on the Lincoln County Board of Education as Chair, Vice-chair and Chair of Finance Committ

  • Retired after a 37 year career with Duke Energy. Held many management positions: 

    • Nuclear Health and Safety Manager

    • Nuclear Training Manager

    • Chemistry Supervisor

    • Work Management Supervisor

    • Environmental Scientist

    • Nuclear Oversight Station Evaluator

    • Asbestos and Lead Abatement Coordinator,  

    • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) coordinator

  • Certified NC Water Treatment Operator Grade B

  • Certified NC Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade II