DeKalb resident Barb Larson has filed papers today with the City of DeKalb to run for 2nd Ward Alderman in the April 6th election.
Larson grew up in a northern suburb of Chicago and came to DeKalb to attend Northern Illinois University in 1975, where she graduated with a BA in Speech Communications. She has remained active not only as an employee on the family farm but in the community as well. Larson has served as past chair of the DeKalb Music Boosters, past chair of the Family Service Agency as well as past chair on her church’s administrative council. She also remains active in her volunteer work at the Egyptian Theatre as well as providing home-cooked meals to Hope Haven.
“I am very proud to be part of the community that I came to as a college student,” Larson said. “And now as I take this step towards serving the citizens of DeKalb, I look back on the positive changes I have seen and the changes we need to continue to make to ensure the quality of life not only for current residents but for many generations to come. I am a strong advocate of promoting economic development and ensuring that everyone feels welcome in this great town.”
Larson has been married to her husband, Norm, for 42 years who is also a proud NIU alumnus, receiving his EMBA in 2004. She and Norm have raised two daughters who both graduated from DeKalb High School and remain active in the DeKalb area.
Larson will have her website www.barblarsonforalderman.com up and running after January 1st with more information on why she is running for this position.