Members & Media

Members & Media

SSDTA Membership Means Business

This brochure outlines benefits and opportunities available to members of SSDTA.



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 Annual Member Appreciation Luncheon
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the brand new Visitor Center at McCrossan Boys Ranch. Free to Members. REGISTER HERE

SSDTA 2019-2020 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, 2019.
Applications must be submitted by email only to
Grant recipients will be notified in writing by September 15, 2019.

Guidelines and 2019-2020 Grant Application Form:

Opportunities with the South Dakota Dept. of Tourism

Board Meetings

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:

  • Marketing
  • Membership
  • Public Relations
  • Executive Committee

If your member business is interested in hosting a board meeting, please contact the office (605-665-2435).

SSDTA Board of Directors

District I - City of Sioux Falls
Adam Nelson, Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls - (Vice President)
Ryan Friez, Thunder Road, Sioux Falls - (Past President)
District II - Minnehaha County, Moody County, Lake County
Kris Frerk, Garretson Commercial Club - (President)
Dave Greenlee, Tucker's Walk Vineyard, Garretson -
Eric Hortness, Madison Chamber (Treasurer)
District III - Miner County, Davison County, Hanson County, McCook County
Kimberly Burg, City of Mitchell -
Cindy Gregg, Prehistoric Indian Village, Mitchell - (at Large)
District IV - Douglas County, Hutchinson County, Turner County, Bon Homme County, Yankton County
Holly McCann, Cogan House B & B, Tabor -
Tim Peterson, Broken Willow Lodge -
Dugan Smith, Missouri National Recreational River -
District V - Clay County, Lincoln County, Union County
Patricia Bornhofen, National Music Museum, Vermillion -
John Steever, Steever House B&B -

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!