About Mayor’s Office

Mayor Adler

Mayor Steve Adler was elected to office in November 2014 and will serve his term from January 6, 2015, to January 6, 2019. Mayor Adler is the 52nd mayor of the City of Austin and the first to serve under the new 10-ONE form of City Council.

Mayor Adler believes in upholding Austin’s values while also leading it into the future, from small town to global city. He is constantly identifying new opportunities for collaboration that will give everyone a voice while also creating the most innovative and effective solutions. Mayor Adler believes in bold actions to achieve bold goals, and that Austin is ready for a new way forward.

Learn more about Mayor Steve Adler.

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Mayor’s Staff

Lesley Varghese
Chief of Staff 
Planning & Neighborhoods, Zoning, Economic Development, Asian American Community Liaison, Spirit of East Austin, International Relations (inbound FDI), Equity Issues, Human Resources Department, Legal Affairs
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John-Michael V. Cortez
Special Assistant

Transportation, CodeNEXT & Affordable Housing, Intergovernmental Relations, Workforce Development, Mobility Bond Implementation, Regional Planning
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Barbara Shack
Executive Assistant to the Mayor

Contact for scheduling requests, LGBTQ Liaison
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Sly Majid
Chief Services Officer

Housing Our Heroes, Spirit of East Austin
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Jason Stanford
Communications Director
Contact for media requests
512-978-2153  (direct)
512-619-5756  (cell)
512-978-2100  (office)
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Kazique Prince
Senior Policy Advisor
Education Coordinator, African American Community Liaison, Spirit of East Austin, Equity Issues, Institutional Racism Task Force, Community Schools Liaison, My Brother’s Keeper Liaison
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