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South Dakota Association of County Commissioners

Volume 57, Number 7

County Comment August/September 2011

2011 County Convention Pennington County Rapid City, SD Ramkota Hotel September 19-21, 2011

The Ultimate Survivor “Counties Surviving, Striving and Thriving�


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Hoople, ND 58243 7695 Hwy 18 S 701-894-6363

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Minot, ND 58701 1505 Hwy 2, Bypass E 701-852-3508

Aberdeen, SD 57401 4950 E Hwy 12 605-225-6240

Pierre, SD 57501 801 N Garfield Ave. 605-224-5400

Rapid City, SD 57702 3601 Deadwood Ave. 605-342-4850

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SDACC President - John Claggett Interests in history extend for us beyond time capsules as I noted the celebrations of the Hyde and Walworth County’s 100th anniversary of their Court Houses. As I thought of those stately looking Courthouses with the large supportive pillars, I wondered how those had the vision and strength of conviction to build these landmarks in 1911. Celebrating Hyde County and Walworth County’s Century mark should also be a bellwether for us as we revisit the enormous respect that our County residents emulated as they built these large and unique buildings. Their large size was a tribute to the stability that they wanted to portray as a sense of identity. It was their Courthouse! For many it was one of the largest buildings in the County and was the defining building in the County that was there to protect and expand County Life. As I thought of this great heritage, I got to thinking of the defined duties and operations that Counties did and marveled as I thought of those offices that were created as a mirror reflection of the basics in life that they wished to preserve. I am struck today by their fervor to plan for and assure that those basic life values were protected.

ing for them with respect. Property rights were a vitally reflected commitment of the relationship between individuals and their governments and so the Register of Deeds was the personal reflection of protection of the individual within the laws of the community. And then there were Commissioners that were charged with “the good of the cause”. The very survival of the Community was entrusted in the care and nurturing by Commissioners to justly promote the laws, allocate resources, balance the books to live within the revenues, and fiercely protect the rights of the individuals within the laws of the community.

to those that have gone before us in this high calling. Today I would also offer a second prayer that our United States Government relearns how vitally important these are- as a reflection of the greatness of who we were –and still are.

My prayer today includes thanks

They had the court system that usually sat at the top of the building as a testimate to the paramount needs to follow the rules of society and to impress on those that would bend or break them that the strength of the Community was larger than they were. Around the entry areas were the core offices of the Treasure and Auditor that reflected the need for honesty and integrity in receiving the hard earned honest dollars of the residents and carCounty Comment •

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SDACO President - karen Layher As the “Survivor” host Jeff Probst says, “The tribe has spoken” when a tribe member is asked to leave, I am going to change the line to say, “The tribe has spoken to request your attendance at the Annual Convention to be held in Rapid City on September 19-21 ”. The theme of “The Ultimate Survivor: Counties Striving, Thriving and Surviving” is one all of us can relate to as the 2012 budgets are finalized. As revenue decreases and expenses continue to grow, we must all work together to find solutions for surviving these tough economic times. One of the reasons I enjoy being a part of county government is the network of great officials and their willingness to share ideas of what has worked or not worked. This is a good example


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of county’s working together to be the ultimate survivor.

to survive or thrive.

A fun event for Tuesday evening will be the Survivor District Challenges. We are asking each district to have a game along with any prizes they wish to award based on the convention theme. Let’s see who can be the most creative and let’s have some fun!

SDACC President John Claggert and I will be hosting a social on Monday evening and I would like to extend an invitation to everyone to stop by for some snacks, refreshments and good conversation.

Carrie, Dani, Bob and Kris have done a great job of organizing a full schedule of speakers and events for our convention. Please extend a sincere thank you to them for their excellent leadership they provide to our associations. Also, please recognize and extend a “thank you” to our sponsors, vendors and associate members for their contributions because without their support our convention would struggle

Finally, thank you for the privilege of serving as your president this year. I have truly enjoyed the experience and will take many memories with me. The elected officials are the best and I am honored to be a member of this association! I look forward to seeing you in Rapid City.

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SDACwo President - theresa hodges As the convention grows nearer I would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year I have spent serving as the President of the SDACWO. One of my first tasks was to work with the SDACWO board along with Kris and Bob at SDACC on legislation that had been proposed that would affect County Welfare. It was quite a learning experience for me on the legislative process. Then it was onto our Spring Workshop held in March, where we covered updates to Department of Social Services(DSS) programs, had a presentation on abuse and enrolled with DSS into SD MEDX , which will be used to price our County claims. At the time I am writing this article DSS is still uncertain of a LIVE date for the SD MEDX system.

I could not have done it all by myself and I would like to thank my fellow SDACWO board members: Karen Romey, Vice President; Sarah Petersen, Secretary and Deb Bozentko, Past President; and all other welfare officials who have been a tremendous

help to me this past year. Also I would like to thank Kris at SDACC for all her help in arranging our workshops and convention. We have a full agenda planned for the Convention in Rapid City, September 19-21. Hope to see you there!!


Extra copies of the completely updated 2010 County Welfare Manual flash drive are available for the cost of $50. Instructions are also provided to assist in downloading this information to either be printed or stored on your computer. Counties that belong to the Catastrophic County Poor Relief Program (CCPR), the Procedures Manuals are also availabe at no cost. Please contact the SDACC office at (605) 224-4554 or by email to

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SDACHS President - Randy Seiler we have had to put the V-plows on the road graders maybe four times or so. So far the winters are great. The summers are a little on the hot side but not much humidity and not too many bugs or mosquitoes.

Well, I guess it’s my turn to write something. In the past years the Highway Superintendents talked about winter storms and flooding but not here in Hot Springs. I moved from Corson County to Fall River County in 2000. In the past 11 years I think

With the public always requesting more and the cost of fuel and everything else going up, I would like to thank everyone who supported the legislation on the License plate increase. This will sure help all the counties out a lot.

they can. Whether they are plowing snow or filling sand bags. Working together with the County Commissioners, Auditors, Emergency Management, and other County Highway Superintendents is a great asset for everyone. South Dakota is a great place to live. Thanks to all.

I think we have a great organization when one county has a problem with snow or water or some other type of disaster there is always another county out there that is willing to help out if

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Convention Center II - Vendors

Washington Room - Commissioners Legion #2 - Register of Deeds Legion #1 - Auditors Badlands - Highway Superintendents Lincoln- Treasurers Needles Room - Welfare Officials


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Convention sponsors Platinum


American State Bank Black Hills Power Brosz Engineering & Architecture Inc Butler Machinery Company Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson RDO Equipment Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc US Bank Cimline Pavement Maint. Group Z & S Dust Control

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BankWest Canadian Pacific Clark Engineering Corp -

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Correctional Risk Services, Inc First Interstate Bank Insurance Benefits Inc Johnson Controls Northland Securities


Dougherty & Company LLC Election Systems & Software Howard R Green, Inc Keystone XL Pipeline Pioneer Bank & Trust SD Corn Utilization Council


McLeod Printing & Office Supply

Thank you for your support!

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2011 SDACC Scholarship Recipients Congratulations to these students! Their personal statements on “Volunteering! What’s In It For Me” and their academic goals and expectations were chosen from a field of 20 applicants.

Convention Scholarship Fundraiser

Help South Dakota Students by contributing to the SDACC and SDACO scholarship fundraising project. Promote your county office by purchasing a “Survivor” bandana for $2.00 to wear during this year’s County Convention! Each office will be designated a color so please show your support for our students!

Ashley Larsen - $1000 Grant County Presentation College

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Health Insurance Exchange Task Force The federal Affordable Care Act contemplates a health insurance exchange to be one-stop shopping place where people can purchase health insurance coverage. Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels Exchanges will allow speaking during the July meeting of the individuals below Health Insurance Task Force certain income levels to obtain financial assistance in the form of tax subsidies and cost-sharing reductions that will make health insurance more affordable. Small businesses will also be able to purchase insurance for their employees through the exchanges. Every state much have a health insurance exchange in place by 2014. Subcommittees have been formed to undertake this daunting task: • Insurance Plan & Market Organization • Operations & Finance • Outreach & Communication Three meetings have been held to date. After the final meeting in August, this committee will issue a report to the Governor.

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Working with thousands in the field of personal growth and self-expression through seminars and workshops for the past 10 years, Ms. Hargrave continues to inspire many of today’s leading corporations. Her expertise concerning nonverbal communication in the courtroom and witness preparation, plus her membership in the American College of Forensic Examiners, proves to be the topics of interest in her presentations across the country. The Cajun French Ms. Hargrave was born to FrenchAcadian parents in the unique “Joie de Vivre” (Joy of Life) culture of southwest Louisiana and as a result, sprinkles her captivating presentations with entertaining Ragin’ Cajun folkloric tales. Jan received her Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Specialist degree in Business/Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is presently CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates, a Houston-based consulting firm, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston for eight years. Nonverbal communication—“Body Language”—often communicates a different message from the spoken word. Jan proves with her contagious warmth, wit, and humor that there is a method, and a style, to success. Bring your body, your curiosity, your sense of humor and learn what your body—and the body of others—is communicating to the world. The Importance of Nonverbal Communication: It’s a scientific fact that a person’s body gestures give away his true intentions. Actually over ninety percent of all faceto-face communication is nonverbal; thus, the silent messages of the body often reveal more than the spoken words in conveying true feelings and attitudes. The Secret Language of Success • Learn how to tell if someone is lying to you. • Understand how to appear confident, when nervous • Recognize the hidden power of your handshake. • Identify gender communication differences between men and women. • Learn to develop articulate/positive body language during presentations. • Understand acceptable and unacceptable cultural body language. • Explore sensitivities in various cultures. • Turn a job interview into a job by recognizing positive body language signals. • Identify power plays for successful self-selling. County Comment •

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County Commissioner’s Agenda Monday, September 19, 2011 9:00 am – 5:00 pm REGISTRATION DESK OPEN Convention Center II

9:30 – 10:45 am SDACC “TRIBAL COUNCIL” BOARD MEETING Needles Room 9:00 – 11:45 am COMMISSION ASSISTANTS/ HR ROUNDTABLE Roosevelt Room 11:00 – 11:45 am COMMITTEE MEETINGS •Resolution Committee Harney Peak Room •Nominating Committee Minerva’s Restaurant 12:00 – 1:00 pm OPENING SESSION • LUNCHEON Rushmore Room •National Anthem & Pledge of Allegiance •Welcome by Association Presidents •Recognition of Past Presidents •Years of Service Recognition •Memorial – moment of silence 1:00 – 2:00 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “UNDERSTANDING NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION” Rushmore Room •Presented by Jan Hargrave

4:30 – 5:30 pm COMMISSIONER CAUCUS’ S & 1st READING of SDACC RESOLUTIONS •James River Valley – Roosevelt •Randall Reservoir – Bear Butte Room •.Southeast Central – Harney Peak Room •Upper Missouri Valley – Oak Leaf Lounge •Black Hills – Washington Room •Lake Region – Oak Leaf Lounge •Oahe – Jefferson •Sioux Valley – Minerva’s Restaurant •South East – Minerva’s Restaurant

2:15 – 3:00 pm SOVEREIGN CITIZENS County Commissioners & Auditors Washington Room •James Legg, Special Agent, DCI 3:00 – 3:30 pm VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II •Award vendor prizes

5:30 pm ATTENDEE & VENDOR RECEPTION Convention Center II

3:30 – 4:15 pm JUVENILE DETENTION ALTERNATIVE INITATIVE PILOT PROJECT Washington Room •Ken McFarland, Minnehaha County

6:30 pm DINNER ON OWN OFF-SITE DEMONSTRATION – Asphalt Zipper Pennington County Fairgrounds

3:30 – 4:15 pm NACo TASK FORCE ON VETERANS & MILITARY SERVICE Bear Butte Room •Mike Ortner, Fall River County

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

4:30 – 5:15 pm "WHEN DISASTER STRIKES! Washington Room •Doug Tonnemacher, Pictometry

7:15 – 8:30 am ATTENDEE & VENDOR BREAKFAST Rushmore Room •Vendor Introductions 8:45 – 10:00 am GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Washington Room •Treasurer’s, NACo & WIR Reports •Nominating Committee Report, Election 10:00 – 10:30 am VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II

2:15 – 3:00 pm SD DEPART OF AGRICULTURE Washington Room •Lucas Lentsch, Agriculture Development

10:30 – 11:45 am GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Washington Room •Final Consideration of Resolutions & By-Laws

3:00 – 3:30 pm VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II

12:00 – 1:00 pm SAFETY AWARDS LUNCHEON Rushmore Room

3:45 – 4:15 pm SURVIVING REDISTRICTING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Washington Room •Sara Frankenstein, Attorney at Law

1:00 – 4:00 pm SPOUSE EVENT Ellsworth Air Force Base Tour 1:15 – 2:00 pm SDML WC & SDPAA Washington Room

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5:30 pm ATTENDEE SOCIAL Rushmore Room •Rewards Table - Prizes 6:30 pm BANQUET AND THEME PARTY Rushmore Room •Holly Hoffman, Survivor Nicaragua •District Survivor Challenges

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:30 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Foyer – Convention Center I

8:30 – 9:15 am MASTER PLANS, BUILDING PROJECTS AND MAINTENANCE PLANS Washington Room •Ron Stauffer, Marketing 9:30 – 10:15 am COUNTY OFFICE SECURITY Washington Room •Doug Kirkus, Safety Benefits •Don Radel, Davison County

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County Official’s Agenda Monday, September 19, 2011 9:00 am – 5:00 pm REGISTRATION DESK OPEN Convention Center II

9:30 – 10:45 am SDACO EXEC BOARD MEETING Bear Butte Room 11:00 – 11:45 am COMMITTEE MEETINGS •Resolutions Committee Bear Butte Room •Nominating Committee Lincoln Room •Bylaws Committee Minerva’s Restaurant 12:00 – 1:00 pm OPENING SESSION • LUNCHEON Rushmore Room •National Anthem and Pledge •Welcome by Association Presidents •Recognition of Past Presidents •Years of Service Recognition •Memorial – moment of silence 1:00 – 2:00 pm KEYNOTE: “UNDERSTANDING NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION” Rushmore Room •Presented by Jan Hargrave 2:15 – 3:30 pm 1ST GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Legion #1 & 2 Room 3:30 – 4:00 pm VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II 4:00 – 5:15 pm AUDITORS •Wendy Semmler, Dept of Revenue (4:00 – 4:50 pm) Legion #1 Room TREASURERS •Deene Dayton, Legislative Audit – Mobile Home Issues (4:00 – 5:00) •Wendy Semmler, Dept of Revenue (5:00 – 5:15) Lincoln Room REGISTER OF DEEDS •Round Table (4:00-4:50 PM) •Wendy Semmler, Dept of Revenue (4:50 – 5:00 pm) Legion #2 Class Room 5:30 pm ATTENDEE & VENDOR RECEPTION Convention Center II


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6:30 pm • DINNER ON OWN

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

7:15 – 8:30 am ATTENDEE & VENDOR BREAKFAST Rushmore Room •Vendor Introductions

3:00 – 3:30 pm VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II •Award vendor prizes

3:30 – 4:30 pm AUDITORS • Secretary of State’s Office Legion #1 Room 8:45 – 10:15 am TREASURERS • Deb Hilllmer AUDITORS • Deene Dayton, Legislative Audit Lincoln Room Legion #1 Room REGISTER OF DEEDS • Vital Records TREASURERS Legion #2 Class Room •Tax Deeds, TBD (8:45 – 9:15 AM) •Homestead Act, TBD (9:15 – 9:45 AM) 4:40 – 5:15 pm •Bankruptcy, TBD (9:45 – 10:15 AM) 2ND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Lincoln Room Legion #1 & 2 Room REGISTER OF DEEDS •Register of Deeds Fee Restructure Bill 5:30 pm •Mineral Rights, TBD (9:30 – 10:15 AM) ATTENDEE SOCIAL Legion #2 Class Room Rushmore Room • Rewards Table - Prizes 10:15 – 10:45 am VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II

6:30 pm BANQUET AND THEME PARTY Rushmore Room •Holly Hoffman, Survivor Nicaragua •Survivor Challenges

10:45 – 11:45 am AUDITORS •Deene Dayton, Legislative Audit •Round Table (11:30 – 11:45 AM) Legion #1 Room TREASURERS • Round Table Lincoln Class Room REGISTER OF DEEDS •Land Records Presentation Legion #2 Class Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:30 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Foyer – Convention Center I

8:30 – 9:15 am AUDITORS • Secretary of State’s Office Legion #1 Room TREASURERS • TBD Lincoln Room REGISTER OF DEEDS • TBD Legion #2 Class Room

12:00 – 1:00 pm SAFETY AWARDS LUNCHEON Rushmore Room 1:00 – 4:00 pm SPOUSE EVENT • Ellsworth Base Tour

9:30 – 10:15 am COUNTY OFFICE SECURITY PLANS - Elective Washington Room •Doug Kirkus, Safety Benefits

1:15 – 2:00 pm AUDITORS • Secretary of State’s Office Legion #1 Room TREASURERS • Deb Hilmer Lincoln Class Room REGISTER OF DEEDS •OPEN Legion #2 Class Room

ONLINE EDUCATION - Elective TBD Legion #1 Class Room

2:15 – 3:00 pm ENDURING SOVEREIGN CITIZENS Elective Tribal merge with Commissioners and Auditors Washington Room •James Legg, Special Agent, DCI

UCC FILINGS WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE - Elective Jason Gant and Staff Legion #2 Class Room

BUREAU OF PERSONELL – Elective Pactola Room

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highway superintendent’s Agenda Monday, September 19, 2011 9:00 am – 5:00 pm REGISTRATION DESK OPEN Convention Center II

10:00 – 12:00 noon EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING COMMITTEE MEETINGS Badlands Room 12:00 – 1:00 pm OPENING SESSION • LUNCHEON Rushmore Room •National Anthem and Pledge •Welcome by Association Presidents Rapid City Mayor •Recognition of Past Presidents •Years of Service Recognition •Memorial – moment of silence 1:00 – 2:00 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “UNDERSTANDING NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION” Rushmore Room •Presented by Jan Hargrave 2:15 – 5:00 pm OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Badlands Room 3:00 – 3:30 pm VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II 5:30 pm ATTENDEE AND VENDOR RECEPTION Convention Center II 6:30 pm DINNER ON OWN 6:30 pm OFF-SITE DEMONSTRATION – Asphalt Zipper Pennington County Fairgrounds

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3:30 – 5:00 pm HWY SUPTS ROUNDTABLE 7:15 – 8:30 am ATTENDEE AND VENDOR BREAKFAST DISCUSSION Badlands Room Rushmore Room •Vendor Introductions 5:30 pm ATTENDEE SOCIAL 8:45 – 9:30 am Rushmore Room SD DOT LGA PROGRAM •Rewards Table – Prizes Badlands Room •Drawings •Bruce Lindholm 9:30 – 10:00 am VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II 10:15 – 11:00 am DRAINAGE ISSUES Badlands Room •Jay Gilbertson

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

11:00 – 11:45 am PURCHASING OF OUT-OF-STATE CONTRACTS Badlands Room •Jeff Holden 12:00 – 1:00 pm SAFETY AWARDS LUNCHEON Rushmore Room 1:00 – 4:00 pm SPOUSE EVENT Ellsworth Air Force Base Tour 1:15 – 2:00 pm TBD Badlands Room 2:15 – 3:00 pm LEGISLATIVE AUDIT Badlands Room •Deene Dayton 3:00 – 3:30 pm VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II •Award vendor prizes

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6:30 pm BANQUET AND THEME PARTY Rushmore Room •Holly Hoffman, Survivor Nicaragua •District Survivor Challenges 7:30 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Foyer – Convention Center I

8:30 – 11:00 am CLOSING BUSINESS MEETING Bear Butte Room

ATTENTION COUNTY DISTRICTS! Make plans now to participate in the SD County District Survivor Challenges! We are asking each “Tribal” District to create a fun competition to be held during the banquet on Tuesday evening for attendees to participate in. Join in the fun and games of the Survivor experience! Please notify SDACC/ SDACO of your plans so we have space available!!

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County welfare official’s Agenda Monday, September 19, 2011

9:30 – 9:45 DISTRICT TRAINING DISCUSSION Needles Room -Karen Romey

3:00 – 3:30 pm VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II •Award Vendor prizes

12:00 – 1:00 pm OPENING SESSION • LUNCHEON Rushmore Room •National Anthem & Pledge •Welcome by Association Presidents •Recognition of Past Presidents •Years of Service Recognition •Memorial - moment of silence

9;45 – 10:00 am WELFARE REFORM Needles Room -Carol Muller

3:30 – 5:15 pm BUSINESS MEETING •Election of Officers, Manual Expenditures, Second reading of motion vote on District training, Updates Needles Room

1:00 – 2:00 pm KEYNOTE: “UNDERSTANDING NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION” Rushmore Room •Presented by Jan Hargrave

10:30 – 11:45 am LIEAP PRESENTATION Needles Room - Dave Gall

9:00 am – 5:00 pm REGISTRATION DESK OPEN Convention Center II



Detox Training Room-725 N Lacrosse Overview of Vetra-Spec (15 min) Overview of computer program for county applications and vouchering (2:30 - 5:00 pm) -Economic, Medical, Jail, Mental Health, Rebound, Crisis Care Center

10:00 – 10:30 am VENDOR FAIR • BREAK Convention Center II

5:30 pm ATTENDEE SOCIAL Rushmore Room •Rewards Table – prizes

12:00 – 1:00 pm SAFETY AWARDS LUNCHEON Rushmore Room

6:30 pm BANQUET AND THEME PARTY Rushmore Room •Holly Hoffman, Survivor Nicaragua •Survivor Challenges

1:15 – 2:15 pm CRISIS CARE CENTER Needles Room – Teri Corrigan

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2:15 – 3:00 pm REBOUND Needles Room - Barry Tice

8:30 – 10:15 am CASE DISCUSSION Needles Room

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5:30 pm ATTENDEE & VENDOR RECEPTION Convention Center II 6:30 pm - DINNER ON OWN

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:15 – 8:30 am ATTENDEE & VENDOR BREAKFAST Rushmore Room •Vendor Introductions 8:45 – 9:15 am MENTAL HEALTH Needles Room - Deb Jensen 9:15 – 9:30 am MEDICAID PRICING CHANGES Needles Room – Deb Jensen


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Election Notice The Public Assurance Alliance (SDPAA) Board of Directors election will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at the annual membership meeting during the SDML Annual Conference in Sioux Falls, SD. The election shall be determined by a majority of those SDPAA member entities present and voting with each member entity having one vote. Election winners will be seated on the Board of Directors January 1, 2012. A copy of the Board of Directors Election Policy Resolution is available upon request. If you are interested in a position on the SDPAA Liability and Property Pool Board of Directors, you must meet the following qualifications: Article V – Paragraph 2 Qualifications of Members of the Board. Members of the Board shall be either: a.Elected officials of an Alliance Member, or b.Representatives, employees or appointed officials of an Alliance Member provided the governing Board of

the Member in question has supported their appoint ment or candidacy by resolution. SDPAA Liability and Property Pool Board of Directors positions up for election are currently held by: •Dennis Olson, Administrator, City of Brandon •Tracy Turbak, Finance Officer, City of Sioux Falls •Terry Weisenberg, Lawrence County Commissioner •Ted Eggebraaten, Brookings County Hwy Supt. (Retired) Please send a letter of application and supporting resolution, if applicable, by the deadline date of September 7, 2011 to: Sandi Larson, SDML Director of Risk Sharing Services 208 Island Dr. Ft. Pierre, South Dakota 57532 Phone: 1-800-658-3633 All applications will be forwarded to the SDPAA Nominating Committee.

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Online game will let students ‘run their own county’ This fall, students in schools across the country will be able to learn about county government through an online game and curriculum that NACo created in partnership with iCivics, Inc. The game, “Counties Work,” will educate students, grades 6 through 12, about the important role and functions of county government by letting them run their own county. A curriculum and webquest has also been developed to assist teachers with preparing lessons on county government. While playing the game, a student will be a county official responsible for providing services, dealing with citizen requests, setting and raising revenues, and working within a budget. Along the way, students will learn about the various services provided by county departments while having to make tough decisions.

Created under the leadership of NACo Past President Glen Whitley and his initiative “County Government Works,” the online game is just one of the many projects that will serve as a long-lasting benefit to assist counties in raising public awareness of county government.

“This is a great opportunity for students to better understand the programs and services that counties provide,” Whitley said. “We need to get students to play the game. I encourage county officials to contact teachers, principals and school superintendents in your county to let them know the

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working with Federal Emergency Mgmt Agency (FEMA) Historic flooding over the past two years has taught many county officials plenty about water issues and working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to get funds for repairs. This article has tips about working with FEMA, including what to do while waiting for the water to go down, plus key phone numbers and a list of more information on our Web site, http://www.sdcc.govoffice2. com. Some of the tips may be useful to even veterans of the water wars, and officials in dry areas also may want to clip and save them – because anyplace can flood sooner or later, as residents all along the Missouri can testify. Meanwhile, here is some basic advice on working with FEMA. • Emergency repair work, such as providing emergency access, can be completed right away, but before doing any permanent work, be sure to get any necessary permits. Permits may be needed for environmental or historic purposes, or from the Corps of Engineers or local drainage board for water issues, etc. If you do not get those permits first, you may cut yourself off from any chance of federal funding for the project. • Once you have the permits, go ahead and do the repairs. FEMA’s programs are designed to reimburse for work already completed, so there is no reason to wait. However… • If you have not done so already, document the damage and any work you do. Photos of the damage are especially helpful to FEMA inspectors whether you have already completed the repairs or not. Document any overtime work or emergency measures taken because of the flood (or whatever emergency you and your crews respond to). If possible, have road maps that show all damage sites. This is important to do for any emergency, whether or not a declaration may become involved. Also… • Save all invoices and receipts for work that has been completed. • Your county should have filed its application, called a “Request for Public Assistance,” with the state Office of Emergency Management (OEM) within the timeline given to you by your County Emergency Manager. • If volunteers work on emergency measures, record their hours. The donated labor may count as part of your local share of matching funds. FEMA will want to know who worked, where, what they did and for how many hours. • The designated “applicant agent” on your Request for Public Assistance form is your point of contact for the 22

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team from FEMA and the OEM. This person should be someone familiar with all the damages and work to be done • When the FEMA/OEM team comes, they will want to verify that your agency is responsible for the damaged infrastructure, and the damage is the result of the flooding between March 11 and July 22 for this event, and the costs are eligible. (For more details, see the article on our Web site, “Public Assistance in South Dakota.”). • For this event, only the following counties are eligible for FEMA Public Assistance: Aurora, Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Codington, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Gregory, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jackson, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Lyman, Marshall, Miner, Moody, Perkin, Potter, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Union and Yankton. (See the map on our Web site.) • You may see this as a good time to do extra repairs or rebuilding of old infrastructure or other damage. That is certainly your option – however, by law FEMA can only pay for its share of the cost to bring the road or other facility back to its predisaster condition. Any additional repairs are at your expense. • Be patient. The FEMA/OEM team has more than 632 applicants for this disaster and an estimated 3200 sites to visit in 40 counties. Three more counties were recently added to the declaration so these numbers will increase. The entire reimbursement process will take time. • If culverts or bridges have washed out, it may be possible to get extra money from FEMA to pay 75 percent of the costs to improve those types of infrastructure to reduce flood damage – larger culverts, improved bridges, etc. (For roads with just a surface loss of gravel, there are no particularly good mitigation projects.) • How long will it take to get your funds? The timeline to receive funding varies from project to project based upon: o Complexity of the project o Number of permits required – projects such as grade raises that typically need a number of agency permits can take significantly longer than routine projects. o Projects that typically take the longest to fund include: •Grade raises Continued on Page 23

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•Projects that require approval of State Historical Preservation Office, and •Projects that will cost more than $1 million, which have additional reviews and notifications required . before the funds can be obligated. o Once a project is signed off by the FEMA project officer and the applicant it generally takes 30 days for FEMA to obligate the funds to the state. Once the State receives the funds from FEMA, the check is generally mailed within 15 days. • Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet number for your county if you do not have one already. As OEM’s Jason Bauder reports, to get disaster declaration funds you must have a “DUNS” number. To get it, just call 1-866-705-5711 and press 6, or apply on the internet via http://fedgov., then click on “Begin D-U-N-S Search/Request Process.” When asked for the SIC code enter “9511.” • A great deal of information about flood recovery is available on the OEM Web site, • If you have questions: o about the disaster response, recovery or mitigation activity, contact your local emergency manager. o about Public Assistance projects in your county, work with your applicant agent and the FEMA and OEM representatives for your area. o about FEMA (if your local emergency manager cannot address it), contact FEMA’s Intergovern mental Affairs office for this disaster at 605-254- 8356.

SD Office of Emergency Management/Public Assistance Jason Bauder or Jack Dokken: 605-773-3231

Our Web site, at, has this additional flood-related information: • Local Officials Guide to Public Assistance – More details on how the Public Assistance process works. • Guide to Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs – This is the most current FEMA document on Hazard Mitigation programs and is available online. • Environmental Greensheet for the South Dakota Disaster – This document explains applicant responsibilities in following guidelines for environmental and historic preservation. • National Flood Insurance Programs Myths and Facts • Map of the declared counties

SD Office of Emergency Management/Hazard Mitigation Nicole Prince: 605-773-3231 SDOEM/National Flood Insurance Program/Floodplain Management Will Arwood: 605-773-3231 Oahe Flood Helpline (for help to individuals with temporary housing, cleanup, repairs, financial counseling and crisis counseling, or to volunteer your services in the Pierre/ Ft. Pierre area): 605-224-1189 FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs office: 605-254-8356

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Spring Speed Restrictions — Do They Work? Every year, street and highway agencies contend with "spring breakup". To protect their roads, many cities and counties impose load limits during this most damaging season of the year. Other agencies, in an attempt to avoid load restrictions, lower speed limits instead. Limiting heavy loads is known to be effective, but what about restricting speeds? Does slowing traffic decrease road damage? The answer, in a word, is “NO”. The Problem Spring breakup occurs when pavement layers thaw (usually from late February until late April in South Dakota). As thawing progresses from the surface downward, melted ice in the base becomes trapped above the frozen soil below, and the base loses strength needed to support loads imposed by heavy traffic. The logic behind restricting loads during the spring period is simple: when the road is weak, don't put heavy loads on it. Limiting loads is clearly an effective way to prevent expensive pavement damage. But load limits can be unpopular, because they reduce the payload of trucks. To avoid load limits, some cities and counties limit truck speed instead of weight. The idea is that slower vehicles bounce less, and exert less force on the pavement. Unfortunately, even though

slower vehicles usually do bounce less, they cause more—not less— damage to the pavement.

age by over 250%. So not only doesn’t a lower speed limit help, it’s actually worse than doing nothing.

The Explanation An example will illustrate the concept. When I was in high school, I worked on a ranch. Early one spring, I was to repair a fence across a dry lakebed. I drove a pickup out to where the fence needed repair. As long as I kept driving, the ground supported the vehicle, but as soon as I stopped, the pickup sank to its axles. It stayed there until summer!

So What's the Answer? Clearly, lowering the speed limit during the spring thaw only makes things worse. But if speed limits are ineffective, what can be done to prevent highway damage?

This principle was explored more scientifically in the AASHO Road Test in 1958-60. As heavy trucks were driven at speeds between 0 and 50 mph, instruments recorded the deflection of the pavements. In every pavement tested, deflection increased as speed decreased. The effect was so pronounced that deflections at 5 mph were almost double those at 50 mph. But the story doesn’t end there. When pavement deflection doubles, pavement damage far more than doubles. In fact, according to accepted models, pavement damage increases by more than a factor of 10. The graph shows the relationship between pavement deflection and damage and speed. Slowing a vehicle from 50 mph to 25 mph increases pavement deflection by 40% and pavement dam-

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One way is to construct streets and highways strong enough to support heavy loads in spite of the spring thaw. If the top pavement layer is thick enough, it can spread the load over the weakened base and damage will be acceptably low. Achieving adequate strength requires good drainage and adequate layers of asphalt or Portland cement concrete pavement. Thin asphalt pavements and gravel surfaces, which do not have as much strength, may require posting of load limits. Limits should be imposed from the beginning of the spring thaw until thawing is complete and excess moisture has drained from the road’s base layer. The Bottom Line Speed restrictions for heavy vehicles do not prevent road damage; instead, they increase it significantly. Unless pavements can be built strong enough to carry heavy loads in spite of the spring thaw, load limits remain the most effective way to preserve them. By: David Huft, SDDOT Research Engineer

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convention exhibitors 3 D Specialties Inc Kevin Berg 1110 25th Ave N Fargo, ND 58107 Phone: (701) 293-8599 Fax: (701) 293-7811 Website: Product: Telespar sign post distributor and all other signs and traffic control materials Active Data Systems Damon Durick 2504 W 46th St Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Phone: (605) 335-5906 Fax: (605) 335-2785 Website: Product: Document management, scanning and network solutions Agriculture United of South Dakota Steve Dick PO Box 507 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone: (605) Website: Product: Agriculture Association

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Architecture Incorporated Doug Tonnemacher PO Box 2410 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone: (888) 947-7378 Fax: (801) 847-3250 Website: Product: Portable high-powered asphalt recycling machines Asphalt Zipper Inc Dave Stiller & John Reese 831 E 340 S, Suite 100 American Fork, UT 84003 Phone: (888) 947-7378 Fax: (801) 847-3250 Website: Product: Portable high-powered asphalt recycling attachments Banner Associates Inc Jim Hagedorn & Doug Wessel 409 22nd Ave S Brookings, SD 57006 Phone: (605) 692-6342 Fax: (605) 692-5714 Website: Product: Engineering, Architechtural, Surveying firm

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Beckenhauer Contruction Inc Ron Stauffer PO Box 866 Norfolk, NE 68702 Phone: (402) 371-5363 Fax: (402) 371-1129 Website: Product: Construction mgmt or Design/build services Big Iron/Stock Auction Ray Becker & Mark Miller PO Box 181 St. Edwards, NE 68660 Phone: (402) 649-1786 Website: Product: Internet on-line auction

Fax: (402) 678-2511

Butler Machinery Company Ron Bannwarth PO Box 1210 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone: (605) 330-1914 Fax: (605) 330-1924 Website: Product: Caterpillar dealer in South & North Dakota Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group Steve Johnson 2601 Niagara Lane Plymouth, MN 55447 Phone: (800) 328-3874 Fax: (866) 557-1971 Website: Product: Pavement maintenance equipment mfg Clark Engineering Corp Kevin Goff 1410 W Russell Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 331-2505 Fax: (605) 331-2602 Website: Product: Civil engineering and land surveying Computer Software Associates, Inc Austin Bunning 11 N 26th St Billings, MT 59101 Phone: (800) 247-1611 Fax: (406) 252-7705 Website: Product: Software Correctional Risk Services Inc-SDACC Endorsed Steve Kreal 215 Jamestown Park Dr Suite 201 Brentwood, TN 37024 Phone: (866) 245-4554 Fax: (877) 720-4041 Website: Product: Provides Inmate Excess Medical Insurance, administers inmate medical claims, to reduce medical costs

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Credit Collections Bureau Matt McLeod, Jeff Churchill & Jim Larson PO Box 9490 Rapid City, SD 57709 Phone: (605) 381-5665 Fax: (605) 341-5771 Website: Product: Collections

Gas Rite Tim Johnson 17310 Wright St, Suite 103 Omaha, NE 68130 Phone: (402) 350-4129 Website: Product: Fuel cost as a fixed cost

Delta Dental Arylce Anderson PO Box 1157 Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 224-7345 Website: Product: Dental Insurance

Great Plains Brokerage Dan Dykhouse 300 Cherapa Pl Suite 301 Sioux Falls, SD 57103 Phone: (605) 328- 7000 Fax: (605) 328-7001 Website: Product: Wholesaler of insurance products including Sanford Health Plan

Fax: (605) 224-0909

Diamond Mowers Inc Noel Petit 27134 Parklane Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57106 Phone: (605) 368-5865 Fax: (605) 498-1222 Website: Product: Agricultural mowers - Boom, Rotary, Rail Dougherty & Company LLC Thomas Grimmond & Ray “Woody” Woodsend 110 S Phillips Avenue Suite 203 Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 339-9800 Fax: (605) 339-0115 Website: Product: Financial planning and bond issuance Election Systems & Software Mike Hoversten & Alexia Scott-Morrison 11208 John Galt Blvd Omaha, NE 68137 Phone: (402) 938-1305 Fax: (402) 970-1291 Website: Product: Election services EMC Insurance Companies Mark Jensen 124 N 3rd Street Beresford, SD 57004 Phone: (605) 763-2675 Product: Insurance

Fax: (605) 763-5208

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ron Roth, Region VIII Denver Federal Center Building 710 Denver, CO 80225 Phone: (303) 489-4769 Product: Public assistance in South Dakota G & R Controls Gaila Schreurs & Dave Heibult PO Box 85661 Sioux Falls, SD 57118 Phone: (605) 336- 3788 Fax: (605) 336-0269 Website: Product: Temperature controls and energy management


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Hagan Benefits - SDACC Endorsed Jeff Pederson, Ladene Bachtell & Gary Drewes PO Box 5090 Sioux Falls, SD 57117 Phone: (605) 334-1030 Fax: (605) 334-0556 Website: Product: Liability and property coverage Howard R Green Inc Chad Hanisch 6010 S Minnesota Ave Suite 102 Sioux Falls, SD 57108 Phone: (605) 334-4499 Fax: (605) 338-6124 Website: Product: Multi discipline consulting & engineering services. Huron Culvert & Tank Co Shane Davids & Ross Eberle PO Box 1439 Huron, SD 57350 Phone: (605) 352-8643 Website: Product: Metal culverts and tanks

Fax: (605) 352-8645

Insurance Benefits Inc - SDACC Endorsed Karen Ripperda & Brad Wilson 4901 Isabel Place Sioux Falls, SD 57108 Phone: (605) 334-7252 Fax: (605) 275-6193 Website: Product: Workers Compensation coverage Phil Kappen 2616 S Mary Dr Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Phone: (605) 201-1017 Website: www.IQBIDcom Product: Online auctions of surplus equip and vehicles

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Jebro Inc Micheal Spohr 2303 Bridgeport Dr Sioux City, IA 51111 Phone: (712) 277-8855 Website: Product: Asphalt products

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Johnson Controls Inc Mike Hubbard 3413 Gateway Blvd Sioux Falls, SD 57106 Phone: (605) 362-9736 Fax: (605) 361-6773 Website: Product: Building energy efficiency upgrades Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson Molly Sullivan, Scott Pickett & Rod Senn PO Box 11157 Bismarck, ND 58502 Phone: (701) 355-8773 Fax: (701) 355-8781 Website: Product: Engineers, Surveyors & Planners Keystone XL Pipeline Bud Andersen PO Box 748 Whitehall, MT 59759 Phone: (406-287-9952 Website: Product: Utility - Pipeline Lyle Signs Inc Tammy Washburn 115 17th Street SW Jamestown, ND 58401 Phone: (877) 895-8816 X-10 Product: Signs, Traffic control

Fax: (701) 252-9472

Metal Culverts Inc Emily & Bill Spencer PO Box 330 Jefferson City, MO 65109 Phone: (573) 636-7312 Fax: (573) 634-8729 Website: Product: Manufacturer and supplier of corrugated metal pipe and related drainage products Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc Curt Reiter 2530 Harney Street Omaha, NE 68131 Phone: (402) 346-7211 Fax: (402) 346-6643 Website: Product: Document scanners, scanning services & software

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Midstates Equipment & Supply Jim Heltemes 606 County Road 1 N Mt. Lake, MN 56159 Phone: (507) 427-3807 Fax: (507) 427-2697 Website: Product: Asphalt maintance equip, supplies & materials NACo Prescription Discount Card - SDACC Endorsed Aaron King 9501 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: (480) 314-8534 Fax: (48)0) 391-4532 Website: Product: An opportunity to help your county residents obtain medications they need. Nationwide Retirement Solutions - SDACC Endorsed Carmen Toman & Tom Sierakowski 5900 Parkwood Place Dublin, OH 43016 Phone: (877) 677-3678 Website: Product: Deferred Compensation 457 Northern Truck Equipment Corp Steve Bentele PO Box 2435 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone: (605) 543-5206 Website: Product: Truck Equipment

Fax: (605) 543-5219

Northland Securities Toby Morris 215 W Sioux Ave Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 224-5557 Fax: (605) 224-9554 Website: Product: Financial advisors Pheasantland Industries Pat Cihak & Deb Thompson 1600 North Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 367-5111 Fax: (605) 367-5102 Website: Product: Road safety garments, flammable cabinets, cabinets and print shop Pictometry International Doug Tonnemacher & Peter White 9525 Woodland Drive Johnston, IA 50131 Phone: (515) 229-7016 Website: Product: Geo-referenced aerial, oblique image libraries & related software

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Planning & Development District III 1st District Assn of Local Goverment Harry Redman & Ryan Hartley 1808 Summit St Yankton, SD 57078 Phone: (605) 665-4408 Fax: (605) 665-0303 Website: Product: Planning & GIS services Puetz Corporation Jerry Claseman & Mark Puetz PO Box 968 Mitchell, SD 57301 Phone: (605) 996-2276 Fax: (605) 996-9126 Website: Product: Design & building construction or project mgmt Qualified Presort Service LLC Brian Shaw 601 E 54th St N Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 965-3200 Fax: (605) 965-3299 Website: Product: Secure document printing for tax forms, equalization notices, voter notifications RDO Equipment Co Scott Clyde & Wade Iszler 1540 Deadwood Ave Rapid City, SD 57702 Phone: (605) 348-1566 Website: Product: John Deere dealer

Fax: (605) 348-7496

Risty Benefits Inc Roger Risty & Jamelle Moen PO Box 90335 Sioux Falls, SD 57109 Phone: (605) 338-1489 Fax: (605) 338-2823 Website: Product: Group & Individual health insurance, business, auto, home, disability and long term care


Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc Alec J. Boyce 401 E 8th St Suite 309 Sioux Falls, SD 57103 Phone: (605) 330-7000 Website: Product: Engineering/Architecture

Fax: (605) 330-7001

Sidwell Mel Obbink 675 Sidwell Court St. Charles, IL 60174 Phone: (630) 549-1000 Fax: (630) 549-1111 Website: Product: GIS solutions for cadastral mapping & landrecords mgmt, aerial photography, software development, & photogrammetric services Simplifile Dallen Miner 4844 N 300 West, Suite 202 Provo, UT 84604 Phone: (800) 460-5657 Fax: (801) 373-1417 Website: Product: Leading provider of electronic recording services Sioux City Foundry Kent Gaston & Bill Verzani 2227 N. Indian Hills Trail Brandon, SD 57005 Phone: (605) 941-4609 Fax: (605) 582-3114 Website: Product: Cutting edger, galvanized culverts & box shakers SD Department of Agriculture 523 E Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 773-5436 Fax: (605) 773-3481 Website: Product: Promote and enhance SD agriculture

Scentsy Dani Leafgreen & Rhonda Matt 1408 E Dakota Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 280-0369 Product: Wickless candles

SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks 523 E Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 773-4607 Fax: (605) 773-6245 Website: Product: Promote outdoor activities in South Dakota

Sheehan Mack Sales & Equipment Erik Matzen 901 E 60th St N Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 336-2000 Fax: (605) 336-2248 Website: Product: Mack Truck & Volvo construction equipment dealer and svc shop

SD Department of Public Safety 118 W Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 773-3178 Fax: (605) 773-3018 Website: Product: Ensure the safety of all people in South Dakota

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SD Department of Transportation 700 E Broadway Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 773-7045 Fax: (605) 773-3921 Website: Product: Promote and enhance SD’s road system SDSU Energy Forum Caren Assman PO Box 7052 Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 222-1919 Fax: (605) 945-2269 Website: Product: Achieve energy security for our country SD Public Funds Investment Trust (FIT) - SDACC Endorsed Carrie Harer 208 Island Drive Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 Phone: (605) 224-8654 Fax: (605) 224-8655 Website: Product: Cash managment services SDSU Extension Barry Dunn, Rosie Nold & Karla Trautman PO Box 86 South Shore, SD 57263 Phone: (605) 756- 4600 Fax: (605) 756-4601 Website: Product: Service to SD by extension of research based information in response to local issues and needs SD Wind Energy Association Steve Wegman 300 E Capitol Ave Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 295-1221 Website: Product: Wind energy Stryker EMS John Goos 3800 E Centre Ave Portage, MI 49002 Phone: (651) 295-7999 Fax: (309) 416-3876 Website: Product: Patient moving equipment for emergency medical services The Village Business Institute Sarah Gasevic PO Box 9859 Fargo, ND 58106 Phone: (701) 451-5030 Fax: (701) 451-5058 Website: Product: Employee assistance programs, training and consulting designed with counties in mind

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Titan Machinery Matt Leighton 4201 N Cliff Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 336-3437 Fax: (605) 336-3456 Website: Product: Construction equipment dealers TriMin Government Solutions Bill Juergens, Randy Haupert & Bill Mori 2277 Hwy 36 W, Suite 101E Roseville, MN 55113 Phone: (651) 604-3617 Fax: (651) 636-9932 Website: Product: Land record management systems Tyler Technologies Brad King 5519 53rd St Lubbock, TX 79414 Phone: (800) 646-2633 Fax: (806) 797-4849 Website: Product: Computer software & solutions Ultra Inc/Connecting Point Doreen Singrey PO Box 1626 Watertown, SD 57201 Phone: (605) 882-1555 Fax: (605) 882-2574 Website: Product: Computer hardware and software Wells Fargo Bank Randy Hamburg 825 St Joseph St Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone: (605) 394-3816 Website: Product: Banking

Fax: (605) 394-3927

Western Communications Inc Sandy Sorenson, Curt Rees & Bob Tindall 3106 Cambell St Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone: (605) 342-7885 Fax: (605) 348-6664 Product: Two-way radios and ACCYS Z & S Dust Control Alan Sarver & Nancy Sarver 22470 Bennett Road Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone: (605) 341-1440 Fax: (605) 343-8026 Website: Product: Provide dust control and de-icing services on roads

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August/September 2011

County Comment •

Associate MembersHIP Agriculture United of SD Steve Dick PO Box 507 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone: (605) 336-3622 Agriculture

CenturyLink Jeff Carmon 125 S Dakota Avenue 8th Fl Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 339-6871 Communications

Jebro Inc Mike Spohr 2303 Bridgeport Drive Sioux City, IA 51111 Phone: (800) 831-8037 Asphalt Products Supplier

Sheehan Mack Sales & Equip Eric Matzen 901 E 60th St N Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 336-2000 Contractors’ Equip & Supplies

American Engineering Testing Robert Temme, PE 1745 Samco Rd Rapid City, SD 57702 Phone: (605) 388-0029 Engineering

Clark Engineering Kevin Goff 1410 W Russell St Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 331-2505 Engineering & Surveying

Lankota Custom Truck Stacy Haberer 1800 E Benson Road Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 336-1727 Truck & construction equipment

American State Bank Kelley VanLith PO Box 1178 Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 224-9233 Financial Services

Correctional Risk Services DJ Kreal 215 Jamestown Park Dr #201 Brentwood, TN 37027 Phone: (615) 376-6101 Inmate Excess Medical Insurance

McLeod Printing & Office Supplies Brad Zimmerman 1011 S Edgerton Mitchell, SD 57301 Phone: (605) 996-5151 Printing and office supplies

Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc Alec Boyce 401 E 8th Street, Suite 309 Sioux Falls, SD 57103 Phone: (605) 330-7000 Engineering, Architectural Consulting Firm

Architecture Incorporated Susan Kahler PO Box 2140 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone: (605) 339-1711 Architectural Firm

Diamond Mowers Inc David Burkhart 27134 Parklane Drive Sioux Falls, SD 57106 Phone: (605) 368-5865 Agricultural Mowers

BankWest Kristin Brost 420 S Pierre St Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 224-7391 Financial services

Diesel Machinery Inc Don Mosey 4301 N Cliff Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 336-0411 Construction Equip Distributor

Metal Culverts, Inc Michael L. Rackers PO Box 330 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (573) 636-7312 Manufacture & supply corrugated metal pipe, drainage supplies

Banner Associates, Inc Doug Wessel PO Box 298 Brookings, SD 57006 Phone: (605) 692-6342 Engineering, Architecture, Surveying

Dougherty & Company LLC Tom Grimmond 110 S Phillips Ave Suite 203 Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 339-9800 Finance

Beckenhauer Construction Ron Stauffer PO Box 866 Norfolk, NE 68702 Phone: (402) 371-5363 Construction Mgmt, Design Build

Election Systems and Software Mike Hoversten 11208 John Galt Blvd Omaha, NE 68137 Phone: (402) 938-1305 Elections Services

Best Western SD Ramkota Hotels Jean Lacher 3211 W Sencore Dr Sioux Falls, SD 57107 Phone: (605) 334-2371 Hotels, Accommodations

Hagan Benefits Inc Jeff Pederson PO Box 903 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone: (605) 334-1030 Liability & Property Insurance

Brosz Engineering Blake Barringer 3030 Airport Rd Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 224-1123 Engineering

Howard R. Green Inc Chad Hanisch, PE 431 N Phillips Ave Suite 400 Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 334-4499 Engineering/Consulting

Buskerud Construction Dean Herll PO Box 187 Dell Rapids, SD 57022 Phone: (605) 428-5483 Construction Services & Materials

Huron Culvert & Tank Co. Shane Davids PO Box 1439 Huron, SD 57350 Phone: (605) 352-8643 Manufacturing corrugated metal culverts and steel tanks

Butler Machinery Kelly Humble 3401 33rd St S Fargo, ND 58104 Phone: (701) 298-1705 SD Caterpillar dealer

Insurance Benefits Inc Karen Ripperda 4901 Isabel Place #110 Sioux Falls, SD 57108 Phone: (605) 334-7252 Insurance

County Comment •

Mryl and Roy’s Paving, Inc Patty Nohr 1300 N Bahnson Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57103 Phone: (605) 334-3204 Asphalt Construction and Aggregate Supply NACo Prescription Drug Card Brad Stone 620 Epsilon Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Phone: (412) 967-2307 Prescription Drug Card Nationwide Retirement Solutions Tom Sierakowski 5404 D J Lane Schofield, WI 54476 Phone: (715) 355-9889 Retirement Programs Northland Securities Toby Morris 215 W Sioux Ave Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 224-5557 Public Finance RDO Equipment Brad Gietzen 2801 N Louise Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57107 Phone: (605) 336-2730 John Deere Equip Sales and Service Sayre Associates, Inc Monty Miller, P.E. 216 S Duluth Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 332-7211 Civil Engineering & Land Surveying

Simplifile, LC Dallen Miner 4844 N 300 W, Suite 202 Provo, UT 84604 Phone: (800) 460-5657 E-Recording Stulken, Petersen, Lingle,Walti & Jones, LLP David Lingle PO Box 578 Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 224-5828 Certified Public Accountants Team Laboratory Chemical Corp Michelle Maier PO Box 1467 Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 Phone: (218) 846-9490 Industrial Chemical Sales The Sidwell Company Karen Fouts 675 Sidwell Court St. Charles, IL 60174 Phone: (630) 549-1000 Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Aerial Photography Titan Machinery Matt Leighton 4201 N Cliff Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 336-3434 Equipment Dealer TriMin Government Solutions Bill Juergens 2277 Hwy 36 W, Suite 101E Roseville, MN 55113 Phone: (651) 604-3617 Land Records Mgmt System Tyler Technologies Brad King 5519 53rd St Lubbock, TX 79414 Phone: (800) 646-2633 Computer Software & Services Ultra/ Connecting Point Doreen Singrey 504 Jenson Ave SE Watertown, SD 57201 Phone: (605) 882-1555 Computer Hardware and Software

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