Board of Commissioners
2023 Pennington County Board of Commissioners
L to R: LaCroix (2), Drewes (5), Hadcock (3), Rossknecht (1) and Lasseter (4)
The Pennington County Board of Commissioners contains five members who are elected by the voters of Pennington County. This body is considered the “governing authority” of the County. The Board of Commissioners, along with a number of other Elected Officials—known as “County Officers”—make up the framework of county government in Pennington County. The Board of Commissioners is charged with the responsibility of providing a system of local government services designed to “protect the health, safety, and welfare” of their citizens. The Board of Commissioners is empowered to make policy and pass laws, if necessary, in order to meet their responsibilities. County Commissioners also have a key role in a wide variety of community issues by serving on various boards and committees, which affect citizens within and beyond their jurisdictions. County Commissioners serve on a variety of boards, state boards, and/or national committees, with other public officials and private citizens.
The commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers located in the County Administration Building, 130 Kansas City Street, Rapid City. During these public meetings, the Board hears and votes on a variety of County issues. The Board approves the annual budget, adopts local ordinances and resolutions and establishes policies which govern the County to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens.