Lubbock native Kevin Carruth has over 25 years of experience in local government and has served as Rockport’s City Manager for the last five years. In the previous 20 years he also served as City Manager in the Texas cities of Brownwood, Daingerfield, Hillsboro, Paris, and Prosper. Prior to entering city management, he was the Senior Program Analyst and Emergency Management Coordinator for Harris County Housing & Community Development Agency for over five years and served as an elected official on the Board of Directors for Ft. Bend Municipal Utility District No. 41 in Sugar Land for over two years.
Kevin earned a BA from Texas Tech University in Political Science and English and a MA from the University of Houston in Public Administration. He is also one of 83 active International City/County Management Association Credentialed Managers in Texas and has served on several Texas Municipal League and Texas City Management Association (TCMA) committees, including those responsible for ethics and legislative policies. He currently serves on the TCMA Board of Directors and was appointed to the TCAP Board in January 2018.
His path to law school and a career in the Foreign Service took a detour in graduate school when he followed his girlfriend to Houston. He has been married to his girlfriend Shawn for 26 years and they are the proud parents of 16-year-old Spencer and 12-year-old Kaitlyn. All members of the family are active in church, community, and school activities