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.
B.A. in Communication Arts; Current Graduate Student
Director of Fund Development and Communications at the Kansas Children's Service League
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.