Who We Are

The Black Hills Council of Local Governments was established in 1972 as one of six planning and development districts in South Dakota. Black Hills Council is a voluntary organization formed by a joint cooperative agreement authorized under South Dakota joint powers statutes. Our role is broad and dynamic to reflect the needs of our members. We understand that proper planning is vital to the stability of the region and remain committed to working to improve the quality of life for the people of western South Dakota.

Our District

The Black Hills Council district includes local government entities within the following counties: Bennett County, Butte County, Custer County, Fall River County, Harding County, Lawrence County, Meade County, Pennington County, and Perkins County.

Member Benefits

Some of the key benefits to Black Hill Council member are:

  • Access to professional staff with a wide range of planning and community development knowledge and experience
  • Opportunities to come together with other units of local government to address shared issues
  • Collaboration on regional problems
  • Access to current information on State and Federal programs and regional issues

730 East Watertown Street, Suite 102
Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 394-2681