City Council

Vision Statement:

"We are an inclusive, diverse, connected community that fuels the creative class, embraces sustainability and pursues a complete lifestyle. We are committed to building a bright future through dedication, generosity and authenticity. Bring your dreams!"


On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm –

  • City Council Meetings
  • On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:00 p.m. – Study Session

    • The purpose of the study session is for educational information on previously-agreed upon issues, and no action will be taken. This format allows Council Members and staff to hold in-depth discussions on issues. No public hearings or public input will be received, except by specific invitation of the Council for purposes of education on the specific issue at hand. The topics will then be forwarded to a future, regular Council meeting for action.
  • For more information, view the schedule (PDF).
  • Brookings City and County Government Center
    520 3rd Street
    Chambers, Room 310
    Brookings, SD 57006

Agendas, Minutes & Videos

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes and videos are available following approval and uploading.


Open to the Public

Work sessions begin at 5:00 pm and are open to the public. Work sessions are the time for city staff to brief the Council on items for that particular meeting, introduce future topics and provide a time for Council members to introduce topics.

Regular meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are also open to the public.

The City Council welcomes participation in all public meetings. During this time of concern with COVID-19,  we encourage members of the public to reach out to the City Council prior to public meetings with their comments. City Council meetings will remain open to the public at this time. We will be enforcing social distancing, and only a select number of individuals will be allowed in the Chambers. We will use the 3rd Floor lobby as an over-flow area for staff and the public. Visit this page for more information related to Public Participation for City Council Meetings (LINK)

Contact All Members

You may contact all Council members collectively here - Email All City Council. To contact council members individually, please navigate to the "members" section above. 

Brookings City Council Members 2019

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response 03-16-2020

Watch video below.

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