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Posted on: March 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Hires Public Works Director

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The City of Brookings is happy to announce DJ Buthe will start March 1st as the City’s first Public Works Director. DJ has been the Minnehaha County Highway Superintendent for the past ten years. Before his employment with Minnehaha County, he held the position of Civil Engineer, P.E., Project Manager for the City of Sioux Falls where he also worked with the solid waste division. As a graduate of SDSU, he obtained a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering.


Throughout the search, the City received many qualified applicants from across the nation. The hiring committee focused on the City’s core, organization, and community needs.


The first few months of DJ’s employment will be focused on establishing relationships and understanding the organization/community.  His phone information is forthcoming, and his office location will be in the City of Brooking’s Street Department. 

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