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.

Inside Town Hall - February 2016

Councilor Dean Karsky is joined by Sioux Falls Development Foundation President Slater Barr discuss the proposed Foundation Park development as well as workforce development. We also look back at Councilor Karsky's time on the City Council.

Inside Town Hall - December 2015

Councilors Erickson, Staggers, Kiley and Karsky's topics include CVB BID board, the sharing economy and Project TRIM.

Inside Town Hall – September 2015

Councilors Rex Rolfing, Christine Erickson and Dean Karsky discuss topics such as proposed changes to the mixed Martial arts ordinance, transportation network companies such as Uber and the new police chief.

Inside Town Hall - March 2015

Council Member Dean Karsky is joined by Jason Dennison from Downtown Sioux Falls to discuss upcoming events, parking and what to expect downtown in the near future. Don Kearney, Director of Parks and Recreation, joins in to talk about the Indoor Aquatic Center, bike trails, employment and new parks.

Committee(s) Served On

Term Expires: 2016

District: Northwest