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Carl Lis OBE

Born in Penrith, Cumbria, Carl Lis has lived in Ingleton since 1982. He is deeply involved in the local community and is a serving member of Ingleton Parish Council on which he has served for over twenty-five years. Since 1991 he has been the elected Craven District Councillor for the Ingleborough Ward, and was Leader of the Council for seven years in total, most recently 2003 to 2008. He is Chairman of Ingleton Rural Community Association, Ingleton Scout Executive, Ingleton Theatre Group and Ingleton Football Club. He is also chairman of the Ingleton Primary School Board of Governors.

Carl was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Years Honours for his services to the communities of the Yorkshire Dales.

Carl worked in the quarrying industry for forty years and was manager of Ingleton Quarry for Hanson Aggregates for over twenty five years. He was appointed to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in 1996 and was Chairman from 2004 to 2008, and 2009 to 2012.  He was re-elected Chairman in June 2016.

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