Dean Karsky (NW)



Dean Karsky was born on Ellsworth AFB and raised in western North Dakota. After six years in the Air Force he settled his family in Sioux Falls in 1989 and started an insurance and financial services agency.

Since moving to Sioux Falls, Dean has been involved in the community. He is the past president of the Sioux Falls Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Southwest Optimist Club, and has served as a board member for his church and other organizations in the community. He is currently a Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce board member and on the board for the Sales and Marketing Executives of Sioux Falls. He also chaired the Ambassador and Diplomat Committees for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce as well as serving as a committee member for other Chamber committees. He remains active as an Ambassador for the Chamber.

Dean has a bachelor's degree from Troy State University (AL) and Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations from The American College.

Dean and his wife, Janel, have three children, Derrick, Collin, and Kaylee and a granddaughter Andra. When not working he enjoys time with his family and outdoor activities.

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Dean Karsky - Northwest District

Posted 10/31/2008 in Dean Karsky - Northwest District

Dean Karsky introduces himself.   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - March 2015

Posted 03/01/2015 in

Council Member Dean Karsky is joined by Jason Dennison from Downtown Sioux Falls to discuss upcoming events, parking and what to expect...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - October 2014

Posted 10/01/2014 in

A roundtable discussion involving Council Members Dean Karsky, Kermit Staggers, Rick Kiley and Christine Erickson. Topics include city budget...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - January 2014

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Councilor Dean Karsky and Public Works Director Mark Cotter discuss upcoming street construction projects for 2014...   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - August 2013

Posted 08/01/2013 in

This month Councilors Michelle Erpenbach, Dean Karsky and Jim Entenman discuss a variety of topics including 2014 budget...   [Watch Video]