The 2020 Sioux Falls Planning Commission will continue to have a Bender Commercial voice.

Bender Commercial’s Bradyn Neises was recently appointed as one of the eight members of the Planning Commission, an advisory board to the Sioux Falls City Council that creates and adopts a master plan for the physical development of the municipality.  

Neises is preparing to join the board as Bender partner, Andi Anderson, SIORannounced her resignation after nearly ten years on the Planning Commissionincluding a stint as Planning Commission chairwoman. 

“It’s been an honor playing a role on the Planning Commission for nearly ten years,” said Anderson. Bradyn will be a great voice on the board as they continue advising the city on land use and zoning matters.” 

Anderson’s time on the board included helping draft the current comprehensive plan for Sioux Falls: Shape Sioux Falls 2040. Developing the plan consisted of a two-year public involvement process of workshops, visioning surveys, and policy discussions. Shape Sioux Falls 2040 was adopted in 2016. Read more about Shape Sioux Falls 2040 here 

Who serves on the Planning Commission?

According to the city website, the qualifications to be a member of the Planning Commission include, “Knowledge or experience to act in matters pertaining to the development administration of a city plan.” Anderson served as the primary voice for commercial real estate on the board—a role Neises will now fill. Other members’ expertise includes residential real estate, law, banking, and engineering. 

“I’ve been looking for a way to expand how I serve my community as I’ve gone through the Leadership Sioux Falls program,” said Neises. “It was an easy yes from me when the Planning Commission reached out to see if I was interested.” 

Neises’ fiveyear term on the Planning Commission will expire in 2025.  

Click here for more information about the Planning Commission or an in-depth look at the role the board plays advising the City Council