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Jan. 27 is Charlie Vig Day

Updated: 01/27/2020

Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Tribal Chairman Charlie Vig is leaving his post after serving the SMSC for 30 years. His legacy will be one of building bridges between the tribe and local governments and for his partnership with the City of Shakopee specifically. Three men standing in prayer

Through his work, multiple joint projects were completed, including an upgrade to County Highway 83, an additional lane on Highway 169 and the creation of multiple trails. In addition, on behalf of the SMSC, he provided the incredible Chief Sakpe statue that now greats commuters as they cross into Shakopee over the 101 bridge.

He will also be remembered for his role in strengthening the SMSC’s partnership with Canterbury Park, leading to the development of an entertainment brand for the area. He has been a valued city partner for his collaboration on infrastructure projects, public safety issues, economic development initiatives and social service needs.

Because of all this, the City Council recently passed a resolution naming today, Jan. 27, 2020, as Charlie Vig Day in the City of Shakopee. Our best wishes go out to the chairman as he begins a new chapter in his life.