The Unethical, Sioux Falls Ethics board Chair receiving honors for Ethics & Integrity

So am I the only one finding this SD Hall of Fame Honor a little ironic after his performance at the SF Ethics Board Hearing on Thursday in which there was TWO very evident open meetings violations. I guess Jack thinks it’s OK to be ethical, but those rules don’t apply to him.

Jack Marsh
Sioux Falls, SD | Business

A Champion of Ethics and Human Rights in South Dakota.

Jack Marsh has been a champion for ethics and human rights in South Dakota for decades. 26 years ago, he first moved to the state and took the role of editor of the Argus Leader for Gannett companies. In this role, his commitment to journalism, and ethics, were evident. His long-time mentor, Al Neuharth, often stated “The First Amendment guarantees a free press. We in the media must make sure it is a fair one.” Through his work, he has held a constant commitment to mentoring individuals both inside and outside the world of journalism. Coupled with his life-long commitment to diversity and the elimination of prejudice, Jack Marsh is a hero of the people.

I have had a handful of interactions over the years with Mr. Marsh, all have been uncomfortable and confrontational. Mostly because he is an arrogant ‘P’. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that he thinks he is acting with the highest level of integrity and ethics.

The other odd part about their dismissal on Thursday is that they know this will reappear later (but see, it will be after the election, so it won’t matter).

I suspect the second round of complaints won’t only include Neitzert, but also Mayor TenHaken for his participation in the conference and also his participation in the Bloomberg Institute;

Participation in the program is fully funded—including tuition, accommodation, meals, and airfare. Please note that public officials, including any employee of a government entity, should consult applicable rules and regulations to ensure that their attendance (including the acceptance of related costs) complies with such rules and regulations.

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is made possible by a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their Government Innovation portfolio, which focuses on building problem-solving capacity within local governments and spreading innovations that work.

As you can see, our Unethical, Ethics Board is going to be very busy over the next couple of months, better stock up on masks.


#1 "Woodstock" on 05.02.20 at 2:20 pm

“Now, is this the same Bloomberg who tried to run for president?”

#2 Marsh On! on 05.03.20 at 8:18 am

The Wayback Machine is busy pumping out defunct Marshy stuff

South Dakotans for Open Government

Board of Directors

President: Stewart Huntington, publisher, Black Hills Pioneer, Spearfish, S.D.

Vice President: Dale Blegen, publisher, De Smet (S.D.) News.

Secretary: Chuck Baldwin, editorial page editor, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Treasurer: David Bordewyk, general manager, South Dakota Newspaper Association, Brookings, S.D.

Past President: Tim Waltner, publisher, Freeman (S.D.) Courier

Board Members:

Tena Haraldson, chief of bureau, The Associated Press, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mary Arnold, head, South Dakota State University Journalism Department, Brookings, S.D.
Jon Hunter, publisher, Madison (S.D.) Daily Leader
Jack Marsh, executive director, Freedom Forum Neuharth Center, Vermillion, S.D.
Mark Millage, news director, KELO-Land Television, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Bruce Odson, publisher, Leader-Courier, Elk Point, S.D.

#3 Agitator on 05.03.20 at 8:18 am

According to the video of Thursday’s ethics meeting this crony is the sheriff and the others his posse. What a bunch of miserable failures. Take away their badges and dress them in appropriate black and white pinstriped outfits.