Mayor Tom Stiehm
City of Austin
500 Fourth Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912-3773
Mayor Tom Stiehm was elected in 2006 as mayor of Austin. He served two 2-year terms and is now serving his second 4-year term, upon the City Charter amendment in 2010 amending the mayoral terms. His current term expires in December 2020.
As mayor, Tom Stiehm sits on the Law Enforcement Center Committee and is active with Vision 2020. He is also a director on the Mower County Senior Center Board.
Mayor Stiehm spent his career in law enforcement. He began with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, and in 1976 he became a police officer for the City of Austin. He was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 1989 and was assigned to the Southeastern Minnesota Drug Task Force in 1990. He retired in 2006.
A Minnesota native, Mayor Stiehm and his family moved to Milwaukee when he was three. After graduating from high school in 1970, he served our country for three years in the Marine Corps. He was stationed in California, Okinawa and Quantico, Virginia. While in Okinawa, he was on a Westpac Battalion Landing Team that was in Vietnam for their elections in 1971.
Mayor Stiehm is married to Sarah. They have three children and six grandchildren. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy motorcycling and camping.