Michelle Erpenbach began her career in public service with the city of Sioux Falls in 2000 as the coordinator for the community gardens. She served five years as a volunteer member of the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Board, leaving that position following her election in 2010 to the Central District seat on the City Council.

She was a charter member of the Wegner Arboretum Society, the volunteer board overseeing development of the new Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site. In addition, she has been chair of her church’s administrative council, a PTA president, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout committee member, Sunday school teacher, and an avid Lincoln High School band and debate parent.

Michelle and her husband, Steve Erpenbach, are parents to three children: Max, Jack, and Grace. A graduate of South Dakota State University, Michelle works as a communications coordinator for the Good Samaritan Society National Campus in Sioux Falls.

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Michelle Erpenbach - Central District

Posted 05/17/2010 in Michelle Erpenbach - Central District

Michelle Erpenbach introduces herself.   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - November 2013

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Councilor Michelle Erpenbach goes on location to the Courthouse Museum to discuss with Museum Director Bill Hoskins the current happenings there...   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - August 2013

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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 - February 2013

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Councilor Michelle Erpenbach welcomes three guests. Galynn Huber, Street Operations Manager, talks about snow gates and their use this winter season...   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - February 2012

Posted 02/01/2012 in

City Councilor Michelle Erpenbach takes on TIF Districts explaining what they are and why they are needed.    [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - December 2012

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Councilors Erpenbach, Karsky, Jamison and Anderson Jr. discuss a host of topics including liquor licenses, legislative priorities...   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - January 2012

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Council Members Sue Aguilar and Michelle Erpenbach discuss council objectives.    [Watch Video]