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520 3rd Street, Suite 230
P.O. Box 270
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907




Affordable Housing Task Force 
Directions

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



The role of the Brookings Affordable Housing Task Force (BAHTF) is to advise the City Council, City Manager, and City Boards on housing-related issues; help advance the creation and availability of affordable housing for middle and low income residents of Brookings; and deliver proposals to the City Council on potential incentives for the creation of affordably priced single family dwellings and affordable rental units for middle income residents of Brookings.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bludorn, Kelan (605) 690-7772
Bridges, Connie (605) 691-1573
Mills, Jacob (605) 691-3352
Minor, Mary Jo (605) 690-5824

Airport Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 697-8664



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Van Liere, Brian (605)-692-4417 or (605)-651-3849
Baker, Jason (253) 335-4414 or (605) 688-5117
McLaughlin, Judy (605) 693-4429
Riedesel, Lynn (605) 693-3494 or (605) 695-0490
Smidt, Orv (605) 697-5826 or (605) 690-2356

Bicycle Advisory Committee 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907


Link: Website

The role of the Brookings Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC) is to advise the City Council, City Manager, and City Boards on bicycling related issues; help advance the state of bicycle infrastructure; encourage bicycling for transportation and recreation; public education and awareness;  improve safety and compliance with traffic laws; assist the City with bicycle plans; review and suggest legislative and policy changes; recommend priorities for use of the public funds on bicycle projects; and help ensure Brookings retains and enhances its status as a bike friendly community.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Braun, Emily (605) 692-6125
Evenson, Caleb (507) 720-2002
Holm, Joanie (605) 690-3750
Kleinsasser, Brittany (605) 695-7428
Lockrem, Mike (605) 695-0406
McLaughlin, Jennifer
Paula, Steve (605) 695-2866
Rasmussen, Eric (605) 929-0164
Schram, Keith (605) 690-6957

Board of Adjustment 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Edmison, Dustin 1st Alternate (605) 691-4149
Hieb, Jere (605) 696-8220 or (605) 693-2090 or (605) 690-7315
Houtman, George (605) 690-1620
Mennis, Lynn James (605) 651-5141
Rasmussen, Eric (605) 929-0164
Youmans, Eric (605) 692-7373 or (605) 270-2225

Board of Appeals 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629





Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Ekern, Dave (605) 690-1279
Hawley, Spencer (605) 692-6223 or (605) 691-3061
Houtman, George (605) 690-1620
Meendering, Jonathan (605) 692-4008
Sahr, Paul (605) 690-4545

Board of Health 

PO Box 270
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 693-3667



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bartley, Mike County Representative (605) 691-9910
Brandenburger, Dr. Shelly City Representative (605) 651-0465
Brotsky, Robert Retired Engineer from Banner Associates (605) 693-3649 (h) or (605) 690-4653 (c)
Irwin, Paul City Representative (605) 692-7131
Matson-Buus, Tricia City Representative (605) 692-3100 or (605) 692-5772 or (605) 351-5885
McGrath, Bob Retired Director of Solid Waste (605) 629-4441
Patin, Albert Daktronics Safety Manager (605) 651-0595 (c)
Wagner, Roberta City Representative (605) 692-6467
Warren, Dr. Merritt City Representative (605) 692-6236 or (605) 692-1421

Brookings Health System Board of Trustees 

300 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 696-9000



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Anderson, Sheila County Representative
Ellsworth, Dr. Andrew Medical Staff Representative (605) 697-9500 or (605) 270-2769
England, Daryl City Representative (605) 690-7020 (c)
Fahrenwald, Nancy City Representative (605) 693-6432 or (605) 688-5178
Krogman, Ryan County Representative (605) 695-2188
Morgan, Jim County Representative (605) 691-4501
Peterson, Dick City Representative (605) 692-6821 (w) or (605) 692-6476 (h)
Sell, Justin City Representative (605) 690-0449
Wosje, Walter City Representative (605) 697-6591

Brookings Transportation Steering Committee 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Baker, Al (605) 696-1752
Bartley, Michael (605) 692-7619
Corbett, Keith (605) 695-7591
Englund, Daryl (605) 690-7020
Harms, Jason (605) 690-7720
Hill, Bob (605) 692-5212
Mills, Jacob (605) 691-3352
Morgan, Jim (605) 691-4501
Rowland, Les (605) 692-4008

Business Improvement District #1 Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Johnson, Bob Member-at-large (605) 691-4636
Johnson, Jennifer Executive Director of Convention Visitors Bureau (605) 692-6125
Richter, Tom Swiftel Center Executive Director (605) 692-7539
Treiber, Kate Executive Director of the Children's Museum of SD (605) 692-6700 or (605) 695-8556
Waterman, Tari Hotel Manager (605) 697-5232

Committee for People who have Disabilities 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bayer, Lonnie (605) 690-7521
Buboltz, Sylvia SD Division of Rehabilitation Services (605) 688-5992 (w)
Gjerde, Nadine (605) 430-2068 or (605) 688-4282
Hartenhoff-Crooks, Nancy (605) 794-4571 or (605) 688-4504
Harper, Ruth (605) 690-1466
Kuechenmeister, Jessie (605) 691-1953
Miller, Dave (605) 692-7905 or (605) 690-0143
Minor, Shawn (605) 690-9620
Rowland, Les Architect (605) 692-4008 or (605) 690-8315
Simet, Matt (605) 695-8471 or (605) 692-6103

Comprehensive Master Plan Advisory Committee 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629


Link: Comprehensive Master Plan Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Comprehensive Master Plan Advisory Committee is to assist the City in developing a new Comprehensive Master Plan. The Advisory Committee’s Mission is to build consensus around a comprehensive strategy for Brookings’ future by engaging community input and advise the process of developing the Plan. The Committee will collaborate with the Planning Commission and city staff to complete the plan.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Benham, Kevin (508) 692-7154
Boersma, Angela (605) 695-9635
Carruthers, Doug (605) 695-9851
Corbett, Keith (605) 695-7591
Garcia Fritz, Jessica (605) 691-4705
Kleinjan, Benjamin (605) 695-3529
Niemeyer, Beth (605) 690-9974
Odens, David (605) 690-7023
Pierce, Lee Ann (605) 695-2078
Schweitzer, Brenda (605) 430-2810
Stout, Ben (605) 488-0089
Tornquist, Kristi (605) 651-9884
Treiber, Kate (605) 695-8556
Von Fischer, Paul (605) 696-4100
Watrel, Robert (605) 690-0014
Wyant, Sarah (605) 941-4765

East Central Communications Council 

307 3rd Street
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-2113



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bacon, Patty City Council (605) 692-4311
Jensen, Larry County Commissioner (605) 592-6500
Pierce, Lee Ann County Representative (605) 695-2078
Weldon, Jeff City Manager (605) 692-8627

Historic Preservation Commission 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Boersma, Angela (605) 695-9635
Brink, Leah (605) 690-5310 or (605) 691-4258
Garcia Fritz, Jessica (605) 691-4705
Gritzner, Janet (605) 692-4643
Heiberger, Greg (605) 695-0911
James, Virginia (605) 688-4520
Merriman, Janet (605) 692-2718 or (605) 691-3889
Willert, Dennis (605) 651-4205

Human Rights Commission 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281





Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bayer, Steve City Representative (605) 692-2600
Chandler, Laura Renee City Representative
Dwivedi, Chandradhar City Representative (605) 697-5987
Hamer, George City Representative (605) 690-9660 or (605) 688-5721
Hauffe, Penny City Representative (605) 697-5900 or (605) 697-6550
Heaton, Chief Timothy LGBT Liaison (605) 688-5117
Irvine-Miller, Meagan SDSU Student Representative (979) 595-4121
Karen, Judy City Representative (605) 690-5533 or (605) 692-2314
Novotny, Lawrence LGBT Liaison (605) 691-9129 or (605) 692-6026
Owens, Maggie City Representative (605) 651-2847
Powers, Lieutenant Derrick LGBT Liaison (605) 692-2113
Rahman, Shafiqur County Representative (605) 695-3216 or (605) 688-4239

Indoor Recreation Center Committee (Ad Hoc) 

520 3rd Street
Suite 130
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-2708

(605) 697-8355


Link: Indoor Recreation Center Committee (Ad Hoc)

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Binkley, Mark Citizen-at-large Representative (605) 691-9174
Foerster, Becka Citizen-at-large Representative (605) 691-1584
Hansen, Dan City Council Representative (605) 695-9797
Johnson, Jennifer Convention & Visitors Bureau Representative (605) 692-6125
Kleinsasser, Brittany Parks & Recreation Board Representative (605) 695-7428
Sell, Justin Brookings Health System Board Representative (605) 690-0449
Soma, Randy Brookings School System Representative (605) 696-4100
Theodosopoulos, Gus Citizen-at-large Representative (605) 691-1241
Vukovich, Matthew Citizen-at-large Representative (605) 695-0057

Joint Powers Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bacon, Patty City Council Member (605) 692-4311
Bartley, Mike County Commissioner (605) 691-9910
Corbett, Keith City Council Member (605) 695-7591
Miller, Stephne County Commissioner (605) 695-1374

Library Board 

515 3rd Street
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-9407



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Hoffelt, Janell (605) 697-5060 or (605) 691-4238
Miller, Kathryn (605) 692-7680
O'Neill, Dr. Douglas (605) 695-3194
Rice, James (605) 688-4252
Waltman, Deb (605) 692-4689

Mental Health Task Force 
Directions

520 3rd Street, Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907

Link: Website

The City of Brookings, Brookings County, and the Brookings School District have a long history of collaboration and cooperation, and are  committed to a high quality of life for all. The purpose of the Task Force on Mental Illness is to complete a comprehensive needs assessment, create a roadmap of services currently available to the mentally ill, and to propose improvements to the current services available to people with mental health issues in our community.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bartley, Mike (605) 691-9910
Bjornestad, Andrea (605) 261-8481
Briddick, Hande (605) 695-7157
Buboltz, Sylvia (952) 240-4314
Eining, Nikki (605) 350-4812
Fishback, Mary Beth (310) 498-8682
Grimsley, Randy (605) 691-9335
Hansen, Dan (605) 695-9797
Pahl, Craig (605) 651-0801

Park & Recreation Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 130
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-2708



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Berseth, Steve (605) 692-9243
Binker, Sean (605) 695-2046 or (605) 692-2800
Kleinsasser, Brittany (605) 695-7428
Larsen, Jay (605) 695-0063
Larsen, Kristi (605) 290-5467
Saunders, Erika (703) 944-6042 or (605) 692-2717
Smith, Doug (605) 695-5978
Thvedt, Thomas High School Student Representative (605) 592-0784

Planning Commission 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Aiken, Tanner (605) 641-5812
Drew, III, Clark James (605) 692-8386 (h) or (605) 692-9063 (w)
Fargen, Greg (605) 697-6793 or (605) 692-3636
Gregg, Alan (605) 692-9824 or (605) 692-7545
Heuton, Al (605) 697-7388 or (605) 697-8103
Johnson, Alan (605) 695-2576
Murphy, Ryan (605) 695-6800
Pierce, Lee Ann (605) 692-9415
Tornquist, Kristi (605) 688-5106 or (605) 651-9884

Public Arts Commission 
Directions

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907



Public art enhances the built environment of a city and enriches the lives of its citizens. A dedicated funding source for an established program of public art enhances the reputation of a city and serves as a vehicle for attracting new businesses and citizens. A public art program encourages a community’s artists and citizens to engage in creative activities and artistic development. A public arts commission can develop and implement a unified public art strategy for a community.

The role of the Brookings Public Arts Commission is as follows:

  1. To develop a unified public art strategy for the City of Brookings;
  2. To advise the City Council and other community groups and agencies who are initiating a public art project concerning the proposed site, selection of a professional artist and commissioning of a public artwork;
  3. To oversee the Public Art Fund;
  4. To guide and monitor design development process through reviews at various stages to ensure artistic and design quality, integration with the site and relevance to the community;
  5. To approve the final design prior to fabrication; and
  6. To approve the final artwork, installation procedures, and maintenance plan prior to installation.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Biel, Darla (605) 690-7258
Brink, Leah (605) 690-5310
Jostad, Jean (605) 692-5216
Lamp, Jamison (605) 691-9443
Merhib, David (605) 695-5536
Meyer, Trayce (605) 695-9374
Purrington, Linda (605) 695-2362
Steele, Tim (605) 688-4103
Treiber, Kate (605) 695-8556
Verschoor, Lynn (605) 690-6518

Sixth (6th) Street Design Ad Hoc Committee 
Directions

520 3rd Street
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006




Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Damm, Shayn (605) 212-1811
Holm, Joanie (605) 690-3750
Howard, John (605) 695-8151
Jorgenson, Gregg (605) 695-2094
Lamp, Jamison (605) 691-9443
Webster, Skip (605) 695-8383
Weiss, Matthew (218) 234-0953

Sustainability Council 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Aure, Stephanie On-site Supervisor for Manpower (605) 691-4069
Beer, Betty Retired Attorney (605) 693-4985
Granholm, Nels Retired Global Studies and Biology Professor (605) 692-6416 or (605) 691-3772
Hegland, Jane SDSU Associate Dean & Department Head (605) 688-5196
Kleinjan, Benjamin Attorney for Helsper & Mahlke, PC (605) 692-4529 or (605) 692-7775
Larson, Riley SDSU Student (605) 881-8595
Lockrem, Mike (605) 688-5395 or (605) 695-0406
McGrath, Robert Retired Solid Waste Director (605) 629-4441
McLaughlin, Jennifer SDSU Sustainability Specialist
Nusz Chandler, Norma SDSU Construction Management Instructor (605) 688-6417
Peterson, Paul Environmental Engineer (605) 696-1445
Tilton Byrne, Holly Community Organizer for Dakota Rural Action (605) 697-5204 (w) or (605) 690-4757 (h)

Swiftel Center Advisory Committee 

824 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-7539



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Coughlin, Tom City Representative (605) 697-7938 or (605) 697-4494 or (605) 695-9617
Gregg, Alan County Representative (605) 690-1566
Holm, Jeff SDSU Representative (605) 688-6287
Johnson, Jennifer Chamber Representative (605) 692-6125
Pierce, Lee Ann County Representative (605) 692-9415
Ronning, Teri City Representative (605) 692-3626 or (605) 691-3582
Schaefer, Rod City Representative (605) 692-9290 or (605) 692-7226 or (605) 695-7495

Traffic Safety Committee 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Damm, Shayn Jogger/Bicyclist Representative (605) 212-1811
Gramm, Gary Senior Citizens Representative (605) 692-9517
Heaton, Chief Tim SDSU Chief of Security (605) 688-5117
Howard, John Citizen-at-large Representative (605) 915-8151
Jorgenson, Gregg Citizen-at-large Representative (605) 695-2094 or (605) 692-6342
Bartley, Matt Street Superintendent Designee (605) 692-2016
Lanning, Jackie City Engineer (605) 692-6629
Lueders, Brian School Superintendent designee (605) 696-4700
Rettkowski, Carol Chamber of Commerce Representative (605) 692-9824 or (605) 692-7545
Richard, Kacie Citizen-at-large Representative (701) 201-0666
Sonnenburg, Tony Brookings Chief of Police designee (605) 692-2113 or (605) 691-1522
Webster, Skip Automobile Insurance Representative (605) 693-4963or (605) 695-48383
Weiss, James Industry Representative (605) 999-7151

Utility Board 

525 Western Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6325



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Carruthers, Doug (605) 695-9851
Hansen, Seth (605) 692-0200 (w) or (605) 697-6231
Harvey, Tim (605) 692-1470
Peterson, Dave (605) 692-7757
Pitts, Carol (605) 692-4509 or (605) 695-5770
Robertson, Gail (605) 692-1689 or (605) 692-1363




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