Sue Aguilar was born and raised in the Whittier Neighborhood of Sioux Falls. She attended Franklin Elementary, Whittier Junior High, and graduated from Washington High School. Sue then went on to get her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota in 1975. Later that year, she married her husband, Rich, and they have two daughters, Jessica and Meghan.

Sue began her professional career in New York, where she held positions as a government bond trader, human resource executive, and social services administrator. In 1983, Sue and her family returned to Sioux Falls. Since that time, Sue has held leadership positions with many community organizations. In 1997, Sue chaired the citizen, lead organization that passed the School District’s Capital Improvement Bond, resulting in the upgrade of the deteriorating elementary schools as well as improvements to every school building in the district. Following this endeavor Sue was elected to serve on the Sioux Falls School Board.

Sue’s other community leadership roles include serving as a member and officer of the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. She is a past president of the League of Women Voters of Sioux Falls, the League of Women Voters of South Dakota, and the Junior League of Sioux Falls. She was chair of the Southeast Technical Institute Housing Foundation and is presently Community Impact Division Chair for the Sioux Empire United Way. She is former president of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She has also chaired the Sioux Falls City PATH Committee and was a School District liaison to the Sioux Empire Homeless Coalition. Sue has served as executive director of the HELP!Line Center and interim director of the Alzheimer's Association.


Sue Aguilar Videos

Sue Aguilar - Southeast District

Posted 05/17/2010 in Sue Aguilar - Southeast District

Sue Aguilar Introduces herself as the Southeast District Council Member.   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - April 2014

Posted 04/01/2014 in

In this episode outgoing Council Members Jim Entenman and Sue Aguilar discuss their 4 years on the City Council...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - December 2013

Posted 12/01/2013 in

A roundtable discussion with Councilors Aguilar, Jamison, Rolfing and Anderson Jr. looking back at 2013 accomplishments and ahead to 2014   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - April 2013

Posted 04/01/2013 in

Councilors Karsky, Aguilar, Rolfing and Jamison discuss a variety of topis including snowgates, public pools, urban agriculture and zoning...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - January 2013

Posted 01/01/2013 in

On this edition of Inside Town Hall, we visit with Council Member Sue Aguilar at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls to discuss the renovations taking...   [Watch Video]

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Inside Town Hall - September 2012

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Council round table discussion with councilors Jim Entenman, Rex Rolfing, Sue Aguilar, and Kermit Staggers...   [Watch Video]

Inside Town Hall - January 2012

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Council Members Sue Aguilar and Michelle Erpenbach discuss council objectives.    [Watch Video]