Jim Entenman was born and raised in Sioux Falls. He graduated from Washington High School and attended Northern State. He is a local businessman with a strong involvement in the community.

In 1975, Jim and his family opened J&L Harley-Davidson. In their 38 years of business, J&L has grown from a small shop to one of the largest motorcycle dealerships in the Midwest.

Jim has contributed a lot of time and resources to Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities. He previously served on the Brandon City Council, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota Board of Directors, the South Dakota Auto Dealers Association Board, and the American Red Cross Development Committee. He was also a member and served two terms as president of the National Harley-Davidson Dealer Advisory Council, and as a member of the Harley-Davidson Financial Services Dealer Advisory Council. Jim is a former chairman of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Currently, Jim serves on the South Dakota Board of Tourism and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority.

When he’s not working, Jim enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson Road Glide with his wife, Jill, and spending time with his three children: sons Jim and Joe and daughter Anna.

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James Entenman - At-Large Council Member

Posted 05/17/2010 in James Entenman - At-Large Council Member

James Entenman introduces himself.   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - April 2014

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In this episode outgoing Council Members Jim Entenman and Sue Aguilar discuss their 4 years on the City Council...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - October 2013

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Councilor Jim Entenman and Wes Hall, Executive Director of the Siouxfalls Sports Authority, discuss how Sioux Falls attracts sporting events...   [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]

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Inside Town Hall - November 2012

Posted 11/01/2012 in

Councilor Jim Entenman and Community Develpment Director Darrin Smith talk about economic development...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - September 2012

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Council round table discussion with councilors Jim Entenman, Rex Rolfing, Sue Aguilar, and Kermit Staggers...   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - October 2011

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Inside Town Hall - October 2011   [Watch Video]