Trustee Carl Hagglund passes
Trustee Carl Hagglund

Trustee Carl Hagglund

Carl Hagglund, a member of Clay Electric Co-op’s board of trustees since 2013, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22. A resident of Keystone Heights, Mr. Hagglund, 82, represented Clay Electric members in District 1, which encompasses portions of Clay and Putnam counties.

Mr. Hagglund was elected to the District 1 trustee seat in 2013. When he was elected, he listed his family and church as his main areas of involvement. He served as president of the board in 2019.In 2020, he earned the NRECA’s Director Gold Credential Certification. This is the highest level of achievement in NRECA’s Director Certificate programs.

As a trustee, Mr. Hagglund attended many of the check presentations for Operation Round Up. He also frequently attended the annual Legislative Cookout in Tallahassee. Employees often saw him at retirement gatherings as well.

Mr. Hagglund was also a Clay Electric retiree. He began his career at the co-op in 1958 as a groundman. One year later he was promoted to lineman. Other positions he held were utility serviceman, breaker maintenance, meter and OCR repairman, utility service equipment repairman and substation foreman.

For 27 years, until his retirement in 2007, he was substation maintenance foreman. At the time of his retirement, he had the most years of service among any active employee with 49 years.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; four children; and eight grandchildren.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hagglund family," said Ricky Davis, Clay Electric’s general manager/CEO. "Carl was a very active and valued member of the board of trustees for the past nine years, and an involved retiree before that. No one loved Clay Electric more than Carl."