March 25, 2017

County Commissioners

Commissioners:
District 1: Arthur Hopkins
District 2: Anna Takes The Shield
District 3: Arlin Whirlwindhorse
District 4: Wendell Yellow Bull
District 5: Lyla Hutchison

Commissioner Biographies

Next Meeting Time:   The next Regular meeting of the Commission will be held at 1 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017 in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Fall River Courthouse in Hot Springs.

March 3, 2017 Agenda            3-3-17

The Commission regularly meets at 1:00 P.M. on the first Friday of the month in the lower level meeting room of the courthouse located in Hot Springs.

Agendas are finalized 24 hours prior to the meeting and will then be posted on the website. Contact the Auditor at 605-745-5130 by Wednesday at 4:00 pm (the week of the meeting), if you have an item to add to the agenda.

To contact the commissioners via email, send an email to the county auditor at sue.ganje@state.sd.us

Recent Meeting Minutes:

Archives for prior year minutes: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010 – 2011

County Policy Manual
The Oglala Lakota County Commissioners are currently developing an Employee Handbook. While it is still a work in progress and not to be construed as a final document, the draft may be viewed at the following link. Policy Manual

Mission
Each county has a board of 3-5 Commissioners who are elected to a 4 year term.  They are responsible for the oversight of every service that each county office provides.  In general, County Commissioners are responsible for the spending of  the taxpayers dollars; the approval of county office budgets; and as a board of equalization, to equalize the assessment roll of the county in the manner provided by law; to superintend the fiscal concerns of the county and secure their management in the best possible manner; to regulate the transaction of business in alcoholic beverages; to make ordinances; and zoning, solid waste and water management along with a host of other issues that arise affecting the county.