Elizabeth Kautz

Mayor of Burnsville, MN

Elizabeth Kautz 's Story

Elizabeth B. Kautz was elected Mayor of Burnsville, Minnesota in 1994 and is currently serving her 22nd year as Mayor.

She recently served as President of United States Conference of Mayors and now serves as a Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and Trustee of the US Conference of Mayors, she is Chairperson for the Council of Regents’ St Mary’s University, serves on the Board of Directors for Greater MSP, the Governor’s Workforce Development Board and for the Local Government Advisory Committee to the EPA Administrator, as well as Co-founder of the Regional Council of Mayors and representing Burnsville on numerous local, regional, state, and national boards.

Mayor Kautz received her Master’s Degree in Counselling, Psychology from the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago, Illinois and was awarded an undergraduate degree in Theology with a psychology focus from the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mayor Kautz was one of the first women to serve as a Professional Minister within the Catholic Church as Pastoral Minister.


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The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Mayor Elizabeth Kautz as the newest member of our Advisory Council. The WPSP Advisory Council