Mayor Steve Adler was sworn into office in January 2015.
Mayor Adler has received recognition for his innovative ideas and leadership. In August 2016, Mayor Adler was voted by mayors surveyed by POLITICO Magazine as the co-winner of the Rookie of the Year award, and in Jun. 2017, Mayor Adler was elected by his fellow mayors as a Trustee of the United States Conference of Mayors. And in May 2017, the U.S. Conference of Mayors presented Mayor Adler with the Small Business Advocate Award for his dedication to the small business community. In Nov. 2016, the readers of the Austin Chronicle named Mayor Adler the Best City Official, but what Mayor Adler was really proud of was his selection by the Chronicle’s critics as Best Drag Mother for his turn as Mother Ginger in Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker.