City Council 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!"

The City Council is a part-time legislative body responsible for the legislative function of the city: reviewing and adopting policies responsive to the community.  All of the council members serve at large, which means that each member represents the entire city.


* Regular Action Meetings:  2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm

* Study Sessions: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:15 pm
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).

Meeting Location:
Brookings City and County Government Center
520 3rd Street
Chambers, Room 310 (3rd floor)
Brookings, SD 57006

Agendas, Minutes & Videos

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


Public Participation for City Council Meetings

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 Slide 2020

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

Watch video below.

Read the full memo