Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is a Yankton native who graduated from South Dakota State University in 1984 with a degree in commercial economics. He and his wife of 26 years, Cindy, are humbled to represent the good people of Sioux Falls.
The “First Lady of Sioux Falls” is also the Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Tennis Association. Their daughter Kylie recently graduated from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and now is the Project Manager for Sanford World Clinics.
Mike’s leadership skills were first honed by working 15 years for Citibank in South Dakota, New York, and Texas.
In 1999, Mike was hired to drive the development efforts of PREMIER Bankcard in Sioux Falls. After an enjoyable ten years of service, he resigned from his Executive Vice President position to focus full-time on earning the honor to become the Mayor of Sioux Falls. On May 17, 2010, he was sworn in as Mayor and captured a dream he had since the sixth grade.
The Mayor and his team are having fun rebuilding roads, creating jobs, repairing infrastructure, making air travel more affordable, improving quality of life, and building an events center for the city and state he loves. In his “spare” time, Mayor Mike enjoys running, tennis, working on his yard, is an avid hunter, and attends as many potlucks as he can.