Kevin Carruth

Kevin Carruth accrued extensive local government experience from his 35-year career in planning and city management. His knowledge of budgeting, coalition building, emergency management, finance, governmental operations, public works, land use planning, public policy, and government relations will be of value to Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) clients.

Kevin began his public service as a senior planner and emergency management specialist with Harris County where he was responsible for administering Community Development Block Grants. He shifted to local government where, for the past 25 years, he served as city manager in six different communities.

As city manager of Rockport, Texas, when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, Kevin was consumed with response. He continued to develop experience and expertise as he worked on declared disaster areas over the next 4.5 years, in the process gaining unique experience with emergency management response and recovery.

In addition to his job experience, Kevin has been active in professional organizations, including serving on the boards of the Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Texas City Management Association (TCMA), and Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. He also has provided expert testimony to committees of the Texas Legislature and served on committees for TCMA and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in political science and English from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts with a focus on public administration from the University of Houston.