Welcome to my official website.

Putting people first, holding oneself accountable, and solving problems are my core values. I believe in servant leadership, which was instilled by my family, and refined further throughout my military service.

While advocating for people, I personally experienced how communities like mine are forever fighting with one hand tied behind their back.

That’s why I’m dedicated to improving the quality of life of others; which means working hard on critical needs like access to affordable health care, well-paying jobs, good education, infrastructure enhancements, and economic growth.

Larry Wallace Jr.’s Background

Dr. Larry Wallace Jr., is a U.S. Army combat retiree elected as the first African-American Mayor of Manor, Texas, a fast-growing suburb considered the most diverse city within Travis County. Larry is known for his advocacy and hands-on involvement towards enhancing the health and wellness of not just his community, but those surrounding him as well.

Given his background, experiences, and demonstrated accomplishments for the people, Larry has served his community, surrounding counties, and State of Texas in the following ways:

  • Ambassador to the Travis County Healthcare Division (Central Health)
  • Board Chair for the African American Men’s Health Clinic
  • Board Member for the Austin / Travis County Sobering Center
  • Member on the City of Austin Resiliency HUB Advisory Committee
  • Former Member on the Aging & Unhoused Affinity Group (Austin ECHO)
  • Former Advisory Member for the Eastern Crescent Health Now Committee (3 counties)
  • Former Strategic Planning Committee Chair at C2 Change (Youth Mental Health Services)
  • Former Vice Chair at C2 Change (Youth Mental Health Services)
  • 2023 Member of Travis County Bond Advisory Committee 
  • Commissioner at Austin / Travis County Public Health Commission
  • Member at Austin / Travis County Food Planning Advisory Committee
  • Austin / Travis County Food Plan Community Advisory Committee
  • Veterans Services Advisory Committee Vice Chair for the Texas Veterans Commission (State of Texas)
  • Homeless Subcommittee Member for the Texas Veterans Commission (State of Texas)
  • Suicide Prevention Subcommittee Member for the Texas Veterans Commission (State of Texas)
  • Former Chair for the Austin Area Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) (3 counties)
  • Former Chair of the State of Texas Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ)
  • Former Education Chair for the San Antonio MSEEZ
  • Former Employment and Training Advisory Member for the Texas Veterans Commission (State of Texas)
  • School of Business Professional Advisory Committee Member at Northcentral University
  • Adjunct Professor for Huston-Tillotson University
  • Former Military Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Northcentral University
  • Former Board Member at Manor Schoolhouse Foundation
  • Former Director of Veterans Support and Leadership Programs at the University of Texas System Administration
  • Former Senior Transition Advisor to the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy
  • Former Assistant Professor of Management at Huston-Tillotson University
  • Former Manor Independent School District Citizen’s Bond Advisory Committee Member
  • Former Assistant Scoutmaster at Boy Scouts of America
  • Executive Board Member, Black Community Advisory Committee Chair, and Waterloo District Nominating Chair for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Capitol Area Council (15 counties)
  • Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrar
  • Committee Member at Austin-Travis County (2020) Complete Count
  • Subcommittee Member at Census 2020 Government
  • Steering Committee Member for the 2020 National Forum for Black Public Administrators Conference
  • Special Advisor to the CEO & Environmental Justice Advisory at Austin Area Urban League
  • Member at Electrical Vehicle Charging Access & Equity Coalition
  • 2023 Travis County Bond Advisory Committee
  • Former Region-10 President of Texas Municipal League (16 counties)
  • Former Planning and Zoning Commissioner at City of Manor
  • Former Board Director for the Stonewater Homeowners Association (921 homes)
  • Former Mayor at City of Manor (16,700-plus residents)
  • Former Chief of Staff for Austin Mayor Pro-Tem Natasha Harper Madison
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Access & Equity Workgroup
  • Former Board Member at Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CAPCOG) (10 counties)
  • Former Regional Transportation Coordination Committee (RTCC) Member at the Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) (6 counties)


Get to know the veteran and small-town mayor impacting communities like yours


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