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Mayor Paul Aylward

Term Expires: April 30, 2016
Phone: (605) 353-8515

Mayor AylwardBiography

Paul was born in Denison, Iowa, and graduated from AR-WE-VA High School in Westside, Iowa. He attended Huron College and then served for two years in the US Army. He returned to Huron and worked for Armour & Company for 15 years. He worked for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO as Executive Director for 27½ years retiring in 2011. Paul and his wife Mary have been married for 47 years. They have two daughters, Chris and Angie, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons.

Jan Manolis, Public Works Commissioner

Term Expires: April 30, 2014
Phone: (605) 352-5160


Born in Huron, Jan is a life-long resident and a 1955 graduate of Huron High School. She’s married with 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Jan was the Administrator and Instructor of Northwest College of Commerce until 1989 and is currently the Director for the Jan Manolis Family Safe Center. She has been a City Commissioner for 21 years.

Gary Harrington, Utilities Commissioner

Term Expires: April 30, 2016
Phone Numbers: (605) 354-1320 (C)

Commissioner Harrington


Gary graduated from Huron College in 1972.  He has worked for the Department of Social Services for 38 ½ years, and will retire from the State of South Dakota on September 6, 2013.  For the last eleven years he has been Supervisor of a fifteen county Child Support Unit for the State. Gary and his wife, Rosie, recently celebrated forty years of marriage.  They have one daughter, Cassie.  Cassie and her husband, Leo, and two grandchildren, Ella and Connor, live in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Gary is looking forward to learning and working as City Commissioner.

Mark Robish, Public Safety Commissioner

Term Expires: April 30, 2015
Phone: (605) 352-3729 (H), (605) 350-3729 (C)


Mark was born, raised and has lived in the Huron area his entire life. He feels it’s been a great place to grow up and live, and now as City Commissioner it has been a new experience to see how Huron works. He invites the challenge to keep Huron a great place to live and raise a family. Mark and his wife Lori have been married for 25 years and have 4 children. Mark’s hobbies are hunting, spending time at the lake and following area high school and college sports.

Dale D. Schneider, Finance Commissioner

Term Expires: April 30, 2014
Phone: (605) 352-6850


Born in Parkston, SD, Dale graduated from Tripp High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sioux Falls, and his Master’s degree in School Administration from Northern State University. Dale is a retired Superintendent from the Hitchcock School District. Dale has one daughter and has been a City Commissioner for 9 years.

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