Boards & Commissions

 

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

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907




2020 Census Complete Count Committee 

Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Beers, Cara   (605) 688-4330 ext 210
Berseth, Benda    
Boesch, Cyndy   (605) 692-2629
Corbett, Keith Mayor  
Gullickson, Heidi   (605) 692-4979
Hill, Robert   (605) 696-8350
Larsen, Kristi   (605) 697-8103
Lockrem, Mike   (605) 688-5395
Lueders, Brian   (605) 696-4717
Pierce, LeeAnn    
Powers, Cami   (605) 692-1430
Struck, Mike   (605) 692-6629
Toms, Emily   (605) 390-7463
Wiltse, David   (712) 574-5818

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.


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
Klocker, Brady   (605) 880-0599
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 130
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-2708

(605) 697-8355

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
Berseth, Steve Park & Recreation Board Liaison (605) 695-3452
Evenson, Caleb   (507) 720-2002
Kleinsasser, Brittany   (605) 696-7979
Lockrem, Mike   (605) 695-0406
Vukovich, Ben    
Paula, Steve   (605) 695-2866
Rasmussen, Eric   (605) 929-0164
Fryslie, Jess   (605) 690-3234

Board of Adjustment 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Borns, Justin   (605) 881-3069
Edmison, Dustin   (605) 691-4149
Houtman, George   (605) 690-1620
VACANT, VACANT Second Alternate    
Schmeichel, Nick   (605) 695-3478
Scott, Jeremy   (605) 692-6323 or (605) 690-9153
Chandler, Matt   690-4519

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
Brandenburger, Dr. Shelly   (605) 651-0465
Thasing, Nieema   (605) 542-3202 (h) or (605) 691-3106 (c)
Krogh, Mary Anne   (612) 360-3777 (c)
Matson Buus, Trish   (605) 692-3100
Erickson, Kassi SDSU Instructor (605) 695-2916
Patin, Albert Daktronics Safety Manager (605) 651-0595 (c)
Wagner, Roberta     (605) 692-6467

Brookings Health System Board of Trustees 
Directions

300 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 696-9000

(605) 696-8800



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Anderson, Sheila County Representative  
Darnall, Lynn City Representative (605) 695-1291 or (605) 692-6665
Krogh, Mary Anne County Representative (605) 688-5178
Ellsworth, Dr. Andrew Medical Staff Representative (605) 697-9500 or (605) 270-2769
Englund, Daryl City Representative (605) 690-7020 (c)
Morgan, Jim County Representative (605) 691-4501
Peterson, Dick City Representative (605) 692-6821 (w) or (605) 692-6476 (h)
Greene, Tracy City Representative (605) 695-2833
Meyer, David   (605) 692-1650 (w) (605) 691-7511 (c)

Brookings Transportation Steering Committee 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281




Business Improvement District #1 Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Schoen Carbonneau, Laura Executive Director of Convention Visitors Bureau (605) 692-6125
Richter, Tom Swiftel Center Executive Director (605) 692-7539
Carsrud, Aaron Member-at-large (605) 691-4572
Treiber, Kate Executive Director of the Children's Museum of SD (605) 692-6700 or (605) 695-8556
Pierce, Lynda Hotel Manager (605) 692-4008 OR (605) 651-3567

Brookings Disability Awareness Committee 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Stauff, Jon   (540) 577-2672
Gentile, Alyssa SDSU Student Representative (605) 366-6169
Sternhagen, Mark Retired (605) 697-7209
Platte, Aysia Perinatal through Preschool Specialist   (920) 290-6149
Grendler, Jenny SDSU Family Resource Network (605) 530-2568
Doran, Brianna Brookings Area United Way (605) 430-5598
(C. Crevier), VACANT      
Weiss, Matthew Architect (605) 691-1611
Holm, Rachel   (605) 929-6519
Jung, Carol   (605)692-6086
Collazo, Ismael   (305) 763-2540
Bolton, Kaylee    

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.



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
Boersma, Angela County Representative (605) 695-9635
Meshke, Jacob Assistant City Manager (605) 692-6281
Jensen, Larry County Commissioner (605) 592-6500

Historic Preservation Commission 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629

(605) 692-6907



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Nelson, Kyle   (605) 691-3131
Weiss, Matthew Architect (605) 691-1611
Gritzner, Janet   (605) 692-4643
Heiberger, Greg   (605) 695-0911
Stauff, Jon   (504) 577-2672
Merriman, Janet   (605) 692-2718 or (605) 691-3889
Thaden, Tom      

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

PO Box 270
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Thasing, Nieema City Representative (605) 691-3106
Irvine-Miller, Meagan City Representative (979) 595-4121
Moore, Erica City Representative (605) 222-4070
Nagy, Dianne City Representative ((605) 695-7596
Berg, Dan City Representative (605) 592-2184 or (605) 696-4100
Gindo, Joel City Representative (319) 427-4811
Iheme, Chisimdi SDSU Student Representative 612-723-5267
Novotny, Lawrence LGBTQ Liaison (605) 691-9129 or (605) 692-6026
Ward, Charlie County Representative 605-695-0345
Thomas, Erinn City Representative (605) 690-7112
VandeWeerd, Michelle School District Liaison (605) 696-4714

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)


Joint Powers Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Boersma, Angela County Commissioner (605) 695-9635
Brink, Leah Council Member (605) 690-5310
Pierce, Lee Ann County Commissioner (605) 695-2078
Wendell, Nick City Council Member (605) 830-5446

Library Board 

515 3rd Street
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-9407



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Carroll, Stephanie   (605) 690-6660
Miller, Kathryn   (605) 692-7680
O'Neill, Dr. Douglas   (605) 695-3194
Hall, Denise   (605) 690-6079
Waltman, Deb     (605) 692-4689

Mental Health Task Force 
Directions

520 3rd Street
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 696-8205

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.


Park & Recreation Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 130
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-2708



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Berseth, Steve   (605) 695-3452
Hogie, Andrea   (605) 690-2848 or (605) 692-7539
Ragsdale, Ashley Executive Director for the Brookings Arts Council (605) 691-4235
Larsen, Jay     (605) 695-0063
Maynes, John   (605) 690-1603
Cody, Carson College Student Representative (605) 692-2909
Saunders, Erika   (703) 944-6042 or (605) 692-2717
Smith, Doug   (605) 695-5978
Schulte, Isaac High School Student Representative (605) 695-4606

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
Mills, Jacob   (605) 691-3352
Jorgenson, Gregg   (605) 695-2094 or (605) 692-6342
Pierce, Lee Ann   (605) 692-9415
Borns, Justin   (605) 881-3069
Solum, Roger   (605) 956-0338

Public Arts Commission 
Directions

520 3rd Street
Suite 130
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-2708

(605) 697-8355


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
Jostad, Jean   (605) 692-5216
Eberhart, Julia Marketing (605) 690-1418
Lamp, Jamison   (605) 691-9443
Meyer, Trayce   (605) 695-9374
Purrington, Linda   (605) 695-2362
Treiber, Kate   (605) 695-8556
McKeown, Taylor   (605) 695-9297

Sixth (6th) Street Design Ad Hoc Committee 
Directions

520 3rd Street
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006





Sustainability Council 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Krueger, Samuel Self Employeed (605)691-2550
Beer, Betty Retired Attorney (605) 693-4985
Abele, Emily Avera Medical Group (605) 759-6728
Hesler, Louis Research Entomologist (605) 651-2089
Green, Darcy   (605) 310-1323
Buterbaugh, Robin Microbiologist for RTI, LLC (605) 695-1339
(B.Kratz), VACANCY      
Vukovich, Ben Realtor (605) 695-3196
McLaughlin, Jennifer SDSU Sustainability Specialist    
Nusz Chandler, Norma SDSU Construction Management Instructor (605) 688-6417
Patin, Albert Safety & Encironmental Manager (605) 690-0909

Swiftel Center Advisory Committee 

824 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-7539



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Cramer, Kyleigh   (605) 690-2456
Holm, Jeff SDSU Representative (605) 688-6287
Schoen Carbonneau, Laura Executive Director of Convention Visitors Bureau (605) 692-6125
Johnson, Jennifer   (651) 247-2915
Ronning, Teri   (605) 692-3626 or (605) 691-3582
Schaefer, Rod   (605) 692-9290 or (605) 692-7226 or (605) 695-7495
Schmeichel, Nick   (605) 695-3478

Traffic Safety Committee 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Linstad, Jeremy Street Superintendent (605) 692-2016
Bucher, Justin Industry Representative (605) 413-7601
Erickson, Lewayne Citizen-At-Large Representative (605) 695-8650 or (605) 692-4190
McGlade, Jake Jogger/Bicyclist Representative (402) 306-7991
Gramm, Gary Senior Citizens Representative (605) 692-9517
Heaton, Chief Tim SDSU Chief of Security (605) 688-5117
Richter, Charlie City Engineer (605) 692-6629
Lueders, Brian School Superintendent Designee (605) 696-4700
Norton, Don Citizen-At-Large Representative (309) 259-0047
Lankow, Kristina Chamber of Commerce Representative (701) 640-8251
Richard, Kacie Citizen-At-Large Representative (701) 201-0666
Schnabel, Charlie Automobile Insurance Representative (605) 695-9806

Utility Board 

525 Western Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6325



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bartels, Keith   (605) 999-2192
Carruthers, Doug    
Hansen, Seth   (605) 692-0200 (w) or (605) 697-6231
Harvey, Tim   (605) 691-9187
Hawley, Spencer     (605) 691-3061