(PIC: LinkedIn)

I was informed yesterday that a new city clerk was chosen and an announcement would come on Friday, but I guess they decided to announce it early;

Mr. Washington serves as the current City Clerk in Box Elder, SD, and has a bachelor of science degree in management information systems from Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX) and a bachelor of science degree in information technology from National American University. In addition, he is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the National Association of Parliamentarians.

Mr. Washington served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years and was stationed in Sheppard Air Force Base (TX) and Ellsworth Air Force Base (SD).

While Mr. Washington brings the experience and education and seems like a great candidate, I hope he is not overwhelmed.

The population of Box Elder is about 12,000 people, Sioux Falls is 204,000.

While military experience does give applicants an advantage for government service, you wonder if his appointment was under the recommendation of former City Attorney, Stacy Kooistra who is an Air Force reservist member.

I wouldn’t want our diligent eight city councilors to work to hard to find a good candidate. I do know they had around 200 applicants. Maybe the city really doesn’t have a retention problem 🙂

2 Thoughts on “City of Sioux Falls to hire a new city clerk

  1. D@ily Spin on June 1, 2023 at 3:03 am said:

    Why is it that principle operations positions transition several times a year? Is it because the base for city operations is dysfunctional? It just seems that someone comes in and doesn’t stay once they realize the city is authoritarian such that they’re the new blame before they even come to work. Almost anyone will assume the position without intending to stay. It’s a line item on their resume well below military service. It’s desperation when the mayor reaches bottom and must recruit from the Box Elder trailer park.

  2. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on June 1, 2023 at 4:17 pm said:

    I’ve always thought that Box Elder sounded more like a tree disease, than a tree. #DutchElm #BoxElder

    Box Elder is also a bedroom community for Ellsworth. Like what Sioux Falls could be for Amazon. So, I guess I see the similarity.

Post Navigation