UPDATE: Will the new Sioux Falls Planning Director be named on Tuesday?

I guess so. I find it interesting that the new title includes the word ‘Development’;

Mayor Paul TenHaken is excited to announce the appointment of Jeff Eckhoff as the City of Sioux Falls’ next Director of Planning and Development Services.

Eckhoff is a 1982 graduate of South Dakota State University and completed his master’s degree in administrative studies from the University of South Dakota in 1997. Originally from Hurley, SD, Eckhoff and his wife, Gea, live in Sioux Falls and have two adult children, Lynnea and Logan.

With a strong background in economic development, project management and organizational leadership, Eckhoff will add incredible value to the City in his Director role. Since 2012, Eckhoff has led the South Dakota Small Business Development Center. Prior to SBDC, Eckhoff was the executive director for the Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations (LCEDA/MCEDA) from 1996 to 2012 and director of operations for Turning Point (now Volunteers of America) from 1993 to 1996.



#1 Jack Frost on 04.16.19 at 10:58 am

Fantastic choice for the City of Sioux Falls! Jeff will do well.

#2 l3wis on 04.16.19 at 11:52 am

Yeah, Jeff’s a good guy. It will be interesting to see how they are creating this NEW position to include development.

#3 anonymous on 04.16.19 at 4:37 pm

He is currently co-chair of the 2019 Events Center Campus Task Force. Wonder if he will leave this assignment?

#4 Sierra broussard on 04.16.19 at 5:26 pm

He is a very nice well educated guy and hes wife is to she reaches piano the 2 of them are complete opposites

#5 teatime on 04.18.19 at 11:53 pm

I could not be happier with this choice. Wish he had been in place a few years ago before SF was “shaped”.

Good Luck, Jeff!