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New Public Health Director Appointed in Sioux Falls: Joe Kippley Brings Unique Skills and Background to the Position

BySamantha Nguyen

May 22, 2024
The future public health director of Sioux Falls is Joe Kippley

Joe Kippley has been approved as the newest public health director for Sioux Falls by the City Council, following Mayor Paul TenHaken’s appointment last week. The Mayor cited Kippley’s background in law and healthcare as assets that would greatly benefit the city. Despite concerns about potential conflicts of interest due to Kippley’s role as a Minnehaha County commissioner, TenHaken assured the council that the city’s legal team would be equipped to handle any issues that may arise.

Councilor Curt Soehl expressed support for Kippley’s appointment, stating that he had participated in the interview process and wholeheartedly endorsed the decision. The city has been without a permanent public health director since June 2023 when Charles Chima resigned. Amy Richardson and Angie Uthe have been serving as interim directors in the meantime.

With Kippley’s appointment, there is hope that the city’s public health initiatives will continue to be effectively managed and that the community’s health and well-being will be a top priority. The City Council will monitor any potential conflicts of interest that may arise, but overall, they are optimistic about the future leadership Kippley will bring to the role.

By Samantha Nguyen

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