Boards & Commissions

 

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

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907




Airport Board 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 697-8664



Staff
Name 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

Board of Adjustment 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Borns, Justin 1st Alternate (605) 881-3069
Jorgenson, Gregg   (605) 695-2094
Pierce, Lee Ann   (605) 692-9415
Solum, Roger    
Schmeichel, Nick   (605) 695-3478
Fargen, Greg 2nd Alternate (605) 697-6793
Drew III, Clark James   (605) 692-9063
Mills, Jacob   (605) 691-3352
Aiken, Tanner   (605)641-5812

Board of Appeals 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629





Staff
Name Email Phone
Peterson, Brad (605) 651-1516
Hawley, Spencer (605) 692-6223 or (605) 691-3061
Houtman, George (605) 690-1620
Meendering, Jonathan (605) 692-4008
Sahr, Paul (605) 690-4545

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)

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
Logan, Michael Swiftel Center General Manager (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
Qurashi, Nusrat "Emma" SDSU Student Representative (605) 202-1757
Sternhagen, Mark Retired (605) 697-7209
Platte, Aysia Perinatal through Preschool Specialist   (920) 290-6149
Grendler, Jenny SDSU Family Resource Network (605) 530-2568
Kauk, Ramona Advance (605) 860-8771
Johnson, Michelle   (605)691-2803
Weiss, Matthew Architect (605) 691-1611
Holm, Rachel   (605) 929-6519
Jung, Carol   (605)692-6086
Collazo, Ismael   (305) 763-2540
Teesdale, Ali   (605) 670-2254

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
Krueger, Samuel   (605) 691-2550
Gritzner, Janet   (605) 692-4643
Carson, Paula   (605) 695-0889
Stauff, Jon   (504) 577-2672
Merriman, Janet   (605) 692-2718 or (605) 691-3889
Thaden, Tom      
Condelli, Nathaniel   (507)580-7272

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
Chapman, Tracy City Representative (712) 422-0020
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
Qurashi, Emma Nusrat SDSU Student Representative (605) 202-1757
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
Wood, Alex SDSU Liaison (605) 688-5585
VandeWeerd, Michelle School District Liaison (605) 696-4714

Library Board 

515 3rd Street
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-9407



Staff
Name Email Phone
Carroll, Stephanie (605) 690-6660
Miller, Kathryn (605) 692-7680
O'Neill, Dr. Douglas (605) 695-3194
Hall, Denise (605) 690-6079
Richter, Linda (605) 651-8502

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
Borer, Lindsay College Student Representative (308)380-6211
Saunders, Erika   (703) 944-6042 or (605) 692-2717
Smith, Doug   (605) 695-5978
Schulte, Isaac High School Student Representative (605) 695-4606
Borer, Lindsay SDSU Student Rep (308) 380-6211

Planning Commission 

520 3rd Street
Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6629



Staff
Name Email Phone
Aiken, Tanner (605) 641-5812
Schmeichel, Nick 605-695-3478
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
Carson, Paula   (605) 695-0889
Jostad, Jean   (605) 692-5216
Eberhart, Julia Marketing (605) 690-1418
Lamp, Jamison   (605) 691-9443
Howell, Emily   (605) 695-4563
Meyer, Trayce   (605) 695-9374
Purrington, Linda   (605) 695-2362
Treiber, Kate   (605) 695-8556
McKeown, Taylor   (605) 695-9297

Sustainability Council 

520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bolwerk , Gabrielle - SDSU Student Rep South Dakota State University (920) 858-1789
Beer, Betty Retired Attorney (605) 693-4985
Abele, Emily Avera Medical Group (605) 759-6728
Hesler, Louis Research Entomologist (605) 651-2089
Shanks, Anthony   (507) 236-7430
Buterbaugh, Robin Microbiologist for RTI, LLC (605) 695-1339
Kunkel, Cynthia    
Vukovich, Ben Realtor (605) 695-3196
Pengra, Bruce   (605) 692-8579
Krueger, Samuel   (605) 691-2550
Patin, Albert Safety & Encironmental Manager (605) 690-0909
Rath, Kiley   (605) 690-1573

Swiftel Center Advisory Committee 

824 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-7539



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Parker, Alex   (605) 691-1407
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
Retterath, Bill   (605) 690-6525
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 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