Paul TenHaken currently serves as the 32nd Mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Since taking office in 2018 and being re-elected in 2022, he has led with a focus on public entrepreneurship, innovation, community collaboration, and fiscal responsibility.
Before taking office, Paul established a reputation as a leader in the marketing technology sector. He founded and successfully exited Click Rain, a digital agency in Sioux Falls that is consistently recognized as a leader for innovative product offerings and a unique workplace culture.
Paul is passionate about both physical and mental wellness and the often overlooked connection between the two. An avid obstacle course racer and triathlete, Paul uses his platform as mayor of the largest city in South Dakota to regularly encourage the 200,000+ residents of Sioux Falls to get active and be mindful of their health. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and realizing the mental health toll the pandemic was taking on residents, Paul started the "100 Miles in 100 Days" challenge in Sioux Falls to get people outside and moving, leading to thousands of miles logged by people across the state. During his time in office, Paul has also been a champion for mental health awareness programs and services, most recently helping to open The Link- a facility that connects those experiencing addiction and mental health challenges to the appropriate community resources.
"The 437 Project is our way of shining a light on the inseparable connection between physical and mental health and the importance of taking care of the bodies and minds we have been given," said Paul.
While he has won numerous business, government, and entrepreneurial awards over the years, Paul's proudest accomplishment is his family-wife, Jill, and their three children.