Lubbock, Texas, native Kevin Carruth grew up with a father in the U.S. Air Force, giving him the opportunity to live all over the United States as well as five years in Germany. He has over 27 years of experience in local government and has served as City Manager in Rockport since 2012. In the 15 years before to coming to Rockport, 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, Texas, 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, Texas, 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 74 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 has served as the President of TCMA Regions 5 and 9 and currently represents Region 9 on the TCMA Board of Directors.
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 27 years and they are the proud parents of 17-year-old Spencer and 13-year-old Kaitlyn. All members of the family are active in church, community, and school activities.