City of Sioux Falls Innovation Coordinator worked for Mayor’s ‘former’ company Click Rain

Obviously, this isn’t some big secret if it is listed on LinkedIn, BUT, not sure how many people know this. It is also interesting that she worked for Sanford before Click Rain. I also find it odd that a Communication and Journalism major would know very little about open meeting laws.

TWO things;

• Do you think it is a conflict for the mayor to hire someone who came from his former company?

• Why did his former company let her go to the city? Were there some back door deals made?


#1 The Guy From Guernsey on 11.01.19 at 9:47 am

I think it to be a very common practice for supervisors and executives to hire those with whom they have worked in previous gigs.

#2 Plausible Deniability on 11.01.19 at 10:48 am

So…the DIRECTOR of Innovation and Technology – hired near the top of the municipal pay scale – turns out not to be the Holy Grail of IT and apparently needs an additional hire to help him. I guess when the Director spends so much time on “official” trips out of town…each being a documented opportunity to swig brews, cocktails and wine…an underling needs to hang back and answer the phone and emails. Also interesting that the Innovation COORDINATOR has a college degree, which the DIRECTOR LACKS.

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.01.19 at 2:02 pm

The best way to point out the bureaucracy that PD refers to, is to call it their “Culture.”

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.01.19 at 3:59 pm

In fact, why do you need a ‘Chief Officer of Culture,’ if your prior “Culture” is successfully infiltrating your current stituation?

( – and Woodstock adds: “Well, maybe the real job for the COoC is to keep the Coke supply in the Mayor’s mini-frig stocked.”)

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