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Posted on: June 19, 2018

City Commissioners Receive New Assignments

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Most of Pierre’s City Commissioners will soon be looking at city operations from a different perspective. That’s because, beginning July 1, three out of the five members of the Pierre City Commission will have different oversight duties.


By ordinance, the City’s elected leaders are assigned to different areas of City operations; throughout the assignment, they focus their energies on their particular assigned areas.


“We do like to occasionally move the commissioners around,” said Pierre Mayor Steve Harding. “It helps give the commissioners a more global perspective on city business, and provides a fresh set of eyes on the different departments.”


Mayor Harding went on to say that the assignments are often reviewed following an election. The assignments are made by the Mayor after input is provided by each commissioner. New commission department and board assignments are as follows.


Commissioner Blake Barringer

Public Utilities (Water, Street, Sewer, Electric)

Expo Board

River Cities Transit

Deer Management Task Force

 

Commissioner Jamie Huizenga

Engineering (engineering, planning, zoning, airport, landfill, garbage)

Discovery Center

PEDCO

 

Commissioner Vona Johnson (unchanged)

Parks and Recreation (parks, recreation, cemetery, golf, aquatic center, swimming pool)

Park Board

Golf Board

Arbor Board

Historic Preservation Board

 

Commission President, Jim Mehlhaff

Public Safety (police, fire)

Ambulance Committee

Central South Dakota Communication Users Board

Traffic Safety Committee

Library Board


Mayor Steve Harding (unchanged)

Business Office

Human Resources

Oahe TV

Public Buildings

Chamber of Commerce Board

Capitol Complex Beautification Commission

Capital University Center Board

Business Improvement District #1




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