Finance Director Tracy Turbak Announces Retirement

After a career in local government finance that has spanned more than 35 years, Finance Director Tracy Turbak announced today he plans to retire from the position he’s held since early 2011. Turbak’s last day with the City will be June 15, 2018.

“Tracy Turbak has proven to be one of the best hires I have made in my professional career, and it has been such a pleasure to serve with and yes, learn from him. We would never have been this successful over the last eight years in Sioux Falls without him. So proud of you, Tracy,” says Mayor Mike Huether.

Turbak and the finance team he led were instrumental in the development and execution of the financial and business plans underlying many of the significant wins achieved during Mayor Huether’s tenure, including modernization of the City’s financial management and other software systems, construction and successful operations of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, the Midco® Aquatic Center, reform of the City’s pension system, the new City Administration Building, major ongoing infrastructure investments, centralization and modernization of many of the City’s business functions, and keeping the City on very solid financial ground through a time of varying economic conditions.

“The City was in great financial shape when I got here, and we’ve managed to make the City’s finances even stronger—entirely to the credit of the great finance team I’ve been honored to lead and to the prudent decision-making of our City’s elected officials,” Turbak says. “The timing is good for me personally, and announcing my retirement now positions the new Mayor to select a Finance Director who can commit to helping lead the City for the new Mayor’s full four-year term.”

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