City Council

The Brookings 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. Learn more about your 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!"

Mission Statement

The City of Brookings is committed to providing a high quality of life for its citizens by fostering a diverse economic base, innovative thinking, strategic planning, and proactive, fiscally-responsible municipal government

Brookings City Council Members

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City Council Meetings

Regular Action Meetings

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month  |  6:00 pm  |  Open to the Public

Study Sessions

3rd Tuesday of each month  |  5:15 pm  |  Open to the Public (No Public Comment)

Download City Council Meeting Calendar (PDF)

Agendas, Minutes & Videos

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

Meeting Location

Brookings City & County Government Center
520 3rd Street  |  Chambers, Room 310 (3rd floor)  |  Brookings, SD

Public Participation

The City Council welcomes participation in all public meetings. City Council meetings are open to the public. Here's what you need to know to attend, participate and/or view:

  • Before the Meeting: Provide an eComment
  • In-Person Participation: Provide a live comment at the City Council Chambers. 
  • Online Participation: Provide a live comment via Zoom meeting. Register using the Engage Brookings app or at, or contact the City Clerk to receive the participation instructions and link.
  • Watch Live: Local Cable Channel 9 (Swiftel and Mediacom), YouTube, or City LiveTV.

Unable to attend? Send a letter (Brookings City Council, 520 3rd St., Suite 230, Brookings, SD 57006), send a fax (605-692-6907), to be made part of the official record.

Open Forum Details & Decorum

To ensure continuity of meeting proceedings, the City of Brookings asks all participants to maintain respect and civility for the good of the order. Background noise, clapping and/or comments will create challenges and delay proceedings. Individuals are asked to show respect for all those who attend and speak as well as respect for the process.

  • Public comments are an opportunity for the Council to listen
  • Public comments should be directed to Council
  • Public comments will alternate between in person and virtual
  • Show respect to those speaking by remaining silent
  • Do not engage or discuss other speakers within the public hearing
  • Everyone will be allowed one time to speak
  • All will be granted up to 3 minutes to speak
  • Your full name and address will be requested prior to any comments
  • Be concise and avoid duplicated comments
  • When the Mayor closes the public hearing, Council will have the floor and no public comment will be taken unless asked

To speak during the Open Forum, you may talk on any item and/or concern not scheduled for a public hearing. If you want to speak on the topic at a public hearing scheduled for that evening, you must comment during the public hearing portion of the meeting. When you talk with the Council, step up to a microphone and speak into it clearly. Identify yourself by stating your name. You're not required to give this information but it's helpful for the Council to know who you are.

If speaking for a group, you must tell the Council how the group developed the position that you're presenting.

If previous speakers have already made the comments you wish to make, feel free simply to identify yourself and indicate your agreement with what's already been said.

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