Council Committees

Title III, § 30.004 of the Sioux Falls Code of Ordinances states that the Council shall establish an audit committee, fiscal committee, land use committee, operations committee, and public services committee as standing committees of the Council. The Council Chair and Vice Chair shall appoint the members of each committee and shall designate the committee chair for each committee who shall serve as the presiding officer.

These committees are typically comprised of three or four members of the Council some of whom may serve on multiple committees. The Operations Committee is traditionally comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, immediate past Chair and a member elected at-large by the City Council during their third regular meeting in May. This committee is responsible for the annual review of the City Council Procedures manual.

Audit Committee: Meets every two months at determination of Chair.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and audits include, but are not limited to: Landfill Cash Controls, Construction Contracts, Police Crime Lab, Transit, Great Plains & Museum, Public Facility Ticket Fee, Dakota Golf Management, Internal Auditor Professional Practices Framework and others.

Rex Rolfing, Chair

Greg Neitzert
Michelle Erpenbach

Rick Kiley


Fiscal Committee: First Tuesday of the month.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: Public Facility Ticket Fee, Budget Review & Summary, Fleet Management, Water Reclamation State Revolving Fund (SRF) Notes, Street Construction Planning & Scheduling and others. 

Michelle Erpenbach, Chair

Pat Starr

Christine Erickson

Rex Rolfing


Land Use: Third Tuesday of the month.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: Arterial Street & Water Distribution Platting Fees, Boulevards, Shape Sioux Falls, Off-Premise Signs (Billboards), Off-Sale Alcohol Sales and others. 

Rick Kiley, Chair

Greg Neitzert

Marshall Selberg

Theresa Stehly


Operations Committee: Meets quarterly at determination of Chair.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: City Council Travel Policy, City Council Procedures Manual, Elections, Council Recognitions, Staff Reports, SIRE, Comment Cards and others. 

Rick Kiley, Chair

Rex Rolfing

Greg Neitzert

Christine Erickson


Public Services Committee: Second Tuesday of the month.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: Secondary Access Roads, Emergency Alert Strategies, Electronic Communication Device restrictions, Transportation Network Companies, Mobile Vending, 85th St. Interchange and others.

Christine Erickson, Chair

Pat Starr

Theresa Stehly

Marshall Selberg