Press Release: Phil’s Retirement

June 3, 2022


Crawfordsville, IN – Phillip R. Goode, the Manager of Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power, has announced his retirement effective January 6, 2023. Phil has been with CEL&P for 45 years as a Certified Electric Lineman, Line Superintendent, and  Manager.

Phil joined CEL&P in 1977 as an Apprentice Lineman. He was named Line  Superintendent in 2007 and Manager in 2010. He is a lifelong resident of  Montgomery County, received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan, served as past  President of the Indiana Municipal Electrical Association, and past Chairman of the  Indiana Municipal Power Agency. The American Public Power Association has recognized Phil with the Honor Roll Award for 40 years of service in Public Power.  Phil has been married to Karen for 40 years and they have two children, Kyle  (Marie) and Kelli, as well as three grandchildren, Sophia, Sully, and Waylon.

Phil states, “Working for CEL&P has been a great opportunity for me and my family. I have worked with many great leaders and mentors over the years. While I  will miss the people and CEL&P, it is time to move on to a new chapter in my life.  CEL&P will always be a big part of my life and I wish everyone success in the  future.”

Utility Service Board President Don Swearingen said, “For the last twelve

years, Phil has played an instrumental role in the success of Crawfordsville Electric  Light & Power. The Utility Service Board admires his leadership, and his attributes are well-known nationwide in the Public Power Community and Electric Utility  Industry. We are fortunate to have him here in Crawfordsville and wish him well on  his retirement.”

CEL&P’s Utility Service Board will begin the search for the company’s next Manager.


Contact: Andrea McArthur, CEL&P

765-362-1900 Ext: 8045


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