City Manager - Larry D. Groth, P.E.
Larry D. Groth, P.E. was appointed as the City Manager for the City of Waco on April 21, 2003.
He joined the City of Waco in 1980 as a City Engineer. He became Director of the Cameron Park Zoo in 1995 and was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2000.
Groth graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1974.
Groth is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is a member of the following professional and technical associations: American Society of Civil Engineers, International City Management Association, and the Texas City Managers Association. Groth is a member of the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Waco McLennan County Public Health District Board, the Waco McLennan County Economic Development Corporation Board, a trustee for the Cooper Foundation, and is an Associate Member of the Waco Business League. Groth is also a member of the Rotary Club of Waco, and serves on the boards of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Groth was named Outstanding Young Engineer of Year for Central Texas in 1979 and Engineer of the Year in 1985 for Central Texas by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He was named Government Engineer of the Year by the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2009.
He is married to Donna and they have three children, Christian, Joshua and Rachel. He is a member of Cottonwood Baptist Church. Groth enjoys basketball, reading and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.