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SSDTA Membership Information
Get To Know Us
Incorporated on January 22, 1987, the Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association is a non-profit organization dedicated toward increasing the economic impact of the visitor industry on Southeastern South Dakota. The Southeast South Dakota region, consisting of 14 counties, is divided into five districts. The Association's 15-member Board of Directors is divided into groups of three-members representing each district. Funding is provided through memberships, South Dakota Vacation Guide and Southeast South Dakota Travel Guide ad sales and a contract with the South Dakota Department of Tourism. The fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th. Our purpose is to promote tourism in Southeast South Dakota by working together with the South Dakota Dept. of Tourism and other regional tourism associations.
SSDTA 2017-2018 Marketing Grant
The purpose of this grant is to expand SSDTA members marketing reach and to increase visitation and visitor spending in Southeast South Dakota. Only SSDTA members may apply for this grant. Grant will be awarded from $250 to $5,000 with a 50% cash match required.
Submission deadline is September 1, 2017.
Applications must be submitted by email only to email@example.com
Grant recipients will be notified in writing by September 15, 2017.
Guidelines and 2017-2018 Grant Application Form:
Document must be downloaded to print it.
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Opportunities with the South Dakota Dept. of Tourism
- List your visitor-related business (dining, lodging, attractions) free on TravelSouthDakota.com - TravelSouthDakota Industry Portal
- Submit events to be listed on the Calendar of Events (free to qualified events) on TravelSouthDakota.com - Event Submission to TravelSouthDakota.com
- Placement of visitor-related brochures/magazines at Interstate Information Centers (free - must meet requirements and register) - Info Center Publication Program
East River Literature Swap is held in May
This annual event allows you to deliver an initial supply of your brochures to all of the South Dakota Interstate Information Centers as well as swap them with other tourism businesses around the region.
SSDTA Visitor Newsletters
SSDTA "Southeast Compass" Members Newsletters
- Next meeting will be February 21 - location yet to be determined
SSDTA Members are welcome and encouraged to attend regular board meetings. Meetings are held every other month in various locations around the region.
Committee membership opportunities include:
- Public Relations
- Executive Committee
If your member business is interested in hosting a board meeting, please contact the office (605-665-2435).
District I - City of Sioux Falls
Adam Nelson, Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Friez, Thunder Road, Sioux Falls - email@example.com (President)
Nicole Bruning, Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls - firstname.lastname@example.org
District II - Minnehaha County, Moody County, Lake County
Dave Greenlee, Tucker's Walk Vineyard, Garretson - email@example.com
Kris Frerk, Garretson Commercial Club - firstname.lastname@example.org (Vice President)
Eric Hortness, Madison Chamber
District III - Miner County, Davison County, Hanson County, McCook County
Katie Knutson, Mitchell CVB - email@example.com (Secretary-Treasurer)
Kimberly Burg, City of Mitchell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Gregg, Prehistoric Indian Village, Mitchell - email@example.com (at Large)
District IV - Douglas County, Hutchinson County, Turner County, Bon Homme County, Yankton County
Janet Holtquist, Cogan House B & B, Tabor
Tim Peterson, Broken Willow Lodge - firstname.lastname@example.org (at Large)
District V - Clay County, Lincoln County, Union County
Dennis Nelsen, City of Elk Point- email@example.com (Past President)
Patricia Bornhofen, National Music Museum, Vermillion - Patricia.Bornhofen@usd.edu
SSDTA Contact Information
Southeast South Dakota Tourism Association
1101 Broadway, Suite 113
Yankton, SD 57078
Southeast South Dakota Tourism exists to increase the economic impact of the visitor industry on Southeastern South Dakota. We are proudly celebraing over 25 years of promoting tourism in Southeast South Dakota!