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The Team

You the Resident

one sioux falls logoOne Sioux Falls

One Sioux Falls is the framework that the administration and City employees will use to guide their work to provide excellent quality of life in Sioux Falls.

Each of the four focus areas fall under the umbrella of innovation and investments in foundational growth for our growing community.

Safety and Health: Provide a safe community in which the health and well-being of our citizens is above the national average.

Accessible Housing: Foster the availability of housing options at all income levels, throughout the city.

Workforce: Continue to develop a community with a quality of life that will attract and retain the best employee base in the United States.

Engaging People: Engage, collaborate and partner with the community to solve our challenges and seize our opportunities.

“Sioux Falls is a growing city with growing needs, and that requires a clear vision and shared set of goals for success. The One Sioux Falls framework will guide my administration’s efforts to move Sioux Falls forward so we can be better today and be prepared far into the future,” said Mayor Paul TenHaken.

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PROS Consulting

Since the firm was established in 1995, PROS has completed more the 1100 projects in over 47 states and numerous projects internationally in seven countries. Management consulting and planning services offered by PROS span the full spectrum of planning needs for public agencies, and are grouped into the following practice areas:

  • Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Assessments
  • Web Design and Development
  • Customer Service Training
The project will be led by Leon Younger and supported by William Younger and Phil Parnin from the PROS Team.

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Confluence is the place where everything comes together – connecting people, places, and ideas – a phenomenon that produces energy, momentum, and depth. Our name pays homage to the notion that nothing great is accomplished in isolation. Just as great rivers are the product of a thousand streams, great outcomes are the product of a thousand ideas. Confluence brings everything together – naturally.

Confluence is a professional consulting firm comprised of landscape architects and planners. We have a strong network of offices located throughout the Midwest, including:

  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Omaha, Nebraska

We combine proven design excellence with extensive practical experience. Each of Confluence’s Principals has over 19 years of experience in the design and planning of complex projects, and all are actively involved in civic and community affairs in their respective communities.

The project will be led by Jon Jacobson and supported by Chad Kucker from Confluence.


We create aquatics for life. Vision is where aquatics begins. At Counsilman-Hunsaker, we put power behind vision. Your vision for a project that exceeds expectations. And our vision for excellence in an extremely complex project. Our passion, knowledge and expertise provides the fuel that gives you power to do great things.

Our history is valuable in the context and the confidence it provides: For more than 45 years, we’ve led the industry by completing more than 1,000 national and international aquatic projects of every size and complexity. In fact, many of the innovations that are now standard in the industry were conceived at Counsilman-Hunsaker.

Along the way, we’ve developed an international reputation for innovation and integrity, as people who are passionate about what they do and who do it exceptionally well. Today, our firm consists of an integrated team of designers, engineers and operational specialists with incomparable aquatic industry experience.

We’re lifelong devotees of a single pursuit: Aquatics for life.

This project will be led by Kevin Post from Counsilman-Hunsaker.

ETC Institute

The ability to Effectively Listen & Involve Citizens and Clients has given ETC Institute a reputation as one of the premier public policy market research firms in the country. ETC Institute’s services focus on involving citizens, users, and stakeholders in the decision making process and developing creative and sustainable funding strategies. Core services of the firm involve conducting statistically valid phone and mail/phone services and related market research. They have conducted more than 600 surveys for parks and recreation systems in 46 states across the Country for a wide variety of projects including parks and recreation master plans, strategic plans and feasibility studies.

Established in 1992, ETC Institute helped secure funding for more than $2 billion of parks and recreation projects. PROS Consulting and ETC Institute have teamed on more than 300 similar parks and recreation projects.