The 2019 Rising Leaders event featured a variety of talented speakers sharing insight on topics important to the Sioux Falls community.
Event participants learned more about how the city operates and how local government works in a panel featuring city employees including: Director of Public Works Mark Cotter, Mayoral Chief of Staff Erica Beck, Deputy Chief of Staff T.J. Nelson and City Councilor Christine Erickson.
The Rising Leaders class also got to hear about Lemonly CEO John Meyer’s path to becoming an entrepreneur, and they heard an inspirational talk from SDSU Football Coach John Stiegelmeier.
Participants came with thoughtful questions and left with insightful answers. They also had a chance to interact with both each other and members of the Leadership Sioux Falls class, who also represent a wide variety of industries in the community.
Overall, the event succeeded in its goal of informing and shaping future leaders. We hope we can continue that legacy in 2020 and beyond.