City Establishes Department of Innovation and Technology

The City of Sioux Falls Mayoral Office has established a new department focused on innovation, technology and data.

“I’m excited for our new dedicated resources to help advance our city’s priorities by being an innovative and forward-thinking community,” says Mayor Paul TenHaken. “By embracing innovation, technology and data to help make key decisions, Sioux Falls will be well prepared for the next several decades.”

The Department of Innovation and Technology will include the divisions of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information Technology, and Communications (formerly named Multimedia Support). These divisions will be under the leadership of a new Director, who will soon be appointed with the advice and consent of the City Council.

The new Director and their team will continue the great work these divisions already do, with a focus on how the City can do things better, more efficiently, more effectively, more sustainably, and with greater community impact. The Director will also work with other departments to foster innovation throughout city government.

“Initiatives like 5G connectivity for our city, autonomous vehicles, adaptive traffic flow technologies, mobile notification systems, and many other items will continue to move Sioux Falls ahead,” said Mayor TenHaken. “This restructure will ensure we stay on the leading edge of smart city government.”


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