Homeless Task Force Announces Meeting Schedule and Members

The new Homeless Task Force will hold its first meeting Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 1 p.m. in Carnegie Town Hall (235 West Tenth Street). The opening meeting will provide task force members an opportunity to hear from local policy experts from nonprofit organizations with experience in homeless individuals. The second meeting will provide community members an opportunity to share their ideas with the task force. This second meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. in Carnegie Town Hall. These meetings will be recorded and available at www.siouxfalls.org/homeless, along with future meeting dates, agendas, and resource documents.  

Members of the task force will include: 

Rich Merkouris, Task Force Chair
Kari Benz
Mike Curtis
Michelle Erpenbach
Dustin Haber
Anny Libengood
Terry Liggins
Andy Patterson
Jesse Schmidt
Marshall Selberg
Curt Soehl
Rebecca Wimmer
Kadyn Wittman

The City Council adopted a resolution on June 7, 2022, establishing a homeless task force to study homelessness within Sioux Falls, and to make policy recommendations to reduce homelessness over a ten-year period. The final recommendations must be delivered to the Mayor and City Council on or before Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

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