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Selberg, Merkouris to lead Sioux Falls City Council
Votes for chair, vice chair to take place Tuesday
Sioux Falls City Councilor Marshall Selberg will return to his role as chairman of the body in his final year behind the dais.
The second-term city councilor, who terms out of office in spring 2024, is expected to be selected as chairman of the Council Tuesday by his peers at Carnegie Town Hall.
It’ll be Selberg’s second stint as leader of the Council, having served as chairman from May 2019 to June 2020 as well.
“I was approached by a number of members,” Selberg told The Dakota Scout Monday. “I’ve been there before. I know what a commitment and how much time it takes.”
The council chair position is charged with conducting meetings in lieu of the mayor, managing relationships between councilors, leading council negotiations with the mayor’s office and approving weekly meeting agendas.
Councilor Curt Soehl has served as chairman the last two years.
It’s anticipated first-term Councilor Rich Merkouris will be tapped to serve as vice chair. He could not be reached for comment Monday.
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