City Council

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
  • City Hall
    25 Center Street
    City Council Chambers
    Vermillion, SD 57069

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


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Home Rule Charter

In 2020, the citizens of the City of Vermillion, in order to establish a home rule municipal government that will provide for the public welfare and establish a more representative and effective city government, voted to adopt a Home Rule Charter in accordance with the home rule power granted in Article IX, Section 2 of the South Dakota Constitution and the procedural requirements of SDCL Chapter 6-12.

Overview

All Council Members are elected in non-partisan elections. The next regularly scheduled election will be held in June 2024. 

Mayor Kelsey Collier-Wise and Council Member Lindsey Jennewein were appointed to one-year terms expiring with the July 6, 2021 meeting. A special election will be held on June 1, 2021 if multiple candidates file for either position

Meeting Details

Details of meetings are available in a variety of formats:

  • Live broadcasts of meetings are on cable television channel 3
  • Video recordings are available from City Hall. (Fees may apply for copies)
  • Video recordings are available to view online.

Public Input

Citizens have two opportunities to address the Council during council meetings. At the beginning of each meeting, there is a public comment item (Visitors to be Heard) on the agenda. During this time a citizen may speak on any item not on the agenda. Comments are limited to five minutes and no action will be taken. The public may also speak on all regular agenda items. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the City Manager prior to the meeting.

  1. Kelsey Collier-Wise, Mayor (2021)

Kelsey Collier-Wise

CONTACT INFORMATION
KELSEY SERVES THE COMMUNITY IN THE FOLLOWING CAPACITIES:
PHONE:605-624-5354Labor and Finance Committee, Chair
FAX:605-677-5461Clay County, City Liaison
EMAIL KELSEY COLLIER-WISENational Music Museum, City Representative 

University of South Dakota, City Liaison
Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company, City Representative
Vermillion Now! Advisory Governance Council, City Representative

NORTHWEST WARD

  1. Howard Willson (2022)
  2. Brian Humphrey (2024)

Howard Willson - NW Ward





CONTACT INFORMATIONHOWARD SERVES THE COMMUNITY IN THE FOLLOWING CAPACITIES:
PHONE:
605-670-1255
Policies and Procedures Committee, Chair
FAX:605-677-5461
Utilities Committee
EMAIL HOWARD WILLSON


CENTRAL WARD

  1. Katherine Price (2022)
  2. Lindsey Jennewein (2021)

Katherine Price_Central Ward

CONTACT INFORMATION
KATHERINE SERVES THE COMMUNITY IN THE FOLLOWING CAPACITIES:
PHONE:
605-610-1393
Labor and Finance Committee
FAX:
605-677-5461
Surplus Property Appraisal Committee, Chair
EMAIL KATHERINE PRICE

NORTHEAST WARD

  1. Julia Hellwege (2022)
  2. Travis Letellier (2024)

Julia Hellwege





CONTACT INFORMATION
JULIA SERVES THE COMMUNITY IN THE FOLLOWING CAPACITIES:
PHONE:
605-777-0471
Labor and Finance Committee
FAX:
605-677-5461
Policies and Procedures Committee
EMAIL JULIA HELLWEGE
Surplus Property Appraisal Committee

SOUTHEAST WARD

  1. Rich Holland, President (2022)
  2. Steve Ward, Vice President (2024)

Rich Holland_SE Ward   PRESIDENT

CONTACT INFORMATION
RICH SERVES THE COMMUNITY IN THE FOLLOWING CAPACITIES:
PHONE:605-351-9826Labor and Finance Committee
FAX:605-677-5461Utilities Committee
EMAIL RICH HOLLANDTree Board, City Council Representative

WARD MAP

City Ward Map