David Austin  
City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 316-768-7940
David Austin


Year Elected to Office

Re-elected April 2015

Experience On Other Boards

Serves on Chisholm Creek Utility Advisory Committee, and serves on Public Building Commission. Served at City of Bel Aire Council Member from 2009-2013; Co-chairman Bel Aire Economic Advisory Council; Wichita Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors member, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Kansas Chapter - Board of Directors member, past president.

Education

B.A. in Communication Arts; Current Graduate Student

Current Employment

Director of  Fund Development  and Communications at the Kansas Children's Service League

Family

Wife Keturah, one adult daughter Jessica, one granddaughter Elisebeth Jane

About the Mayor

He is a huge Philadelphia Phillies baseball fan and an advocate for preventing child abuse and promoting adoption. Prior to joining the executive staff of KCSL, Mayor Austin was the Director of Development and Marketing for the historic Wichita Orpheum Theatre. He also served for more than 12 years as Manager of Public Relations and Events for Envision. His is married to his college sweetheart, Keturah who is the Manager of Corporate Communications at KOCH Industries. They live in Summitt Hill with three rescued cats and one rescued schnauzer/poodle mix. After graduating high school in Red Hill, PA (north of Philly), Austin moved to Kansas in 1992 to attend Bethel College and has enjoyed living in the Sunflower State ever since. In his spare time, Austin enjoys traveling and reading David Baldacci and John Grisham novels,  volunteering for animal rescue groups, but mostly spoiling and showing off his granddaughter.   

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