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 Meeting - Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The annual meeting will be held this year at beautiful Camp Lakodia, on the shores of Lake Herman at Madison. Meeting will begin at 10AM. Lunch will be served.
There is no charge for members to attend, but please Register Here.

East River Literature Swap - May 2019

This annual event, held annually the first week of May, 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.

Details and Registration Form

SSDTA 2018-2019 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, 2018.
Applications must be submitted by email only to
Grant recipients will be notified in writing by September 15, 2018.

Guidelines and 2018-2019 Grant Application Form:


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Opportunities with the South Dakota Dept. of Tourism

SSDTA Visitor Newsletters

January 2018
ebruary 2018
arch 2018
pril 2018
May 2018
une #1 2018
une #2 2018
uly #1 2018
uly #2 2018
ugust #1 2018
ugust #2 2018 
eptember 2018
ctober 2018
ovember 2018

SSDTA "Southeast Compass" Members Newsletters

January 2018
May 2018
une 2018
uly 2018
ugust 2018
eptember 2018
ctober 2018

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 -
Ryan Friez, Thunder Road, Sioux Falls - (President)
Nicole Bruning, Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls - 
District II - Minnehaha County, Moody County, Lake County
Dave Greenlee, Tucker's Walk Vineyard, Garretson -
Kris Frerk, Garretson Commercial Club - (Vice President)
Eric Hortness, Madison Chamber
District III - Miner County, Davison County, Hanson County, McCook County
Emily Hennagir, Mitchell CVB (Secretary-Treasurer)
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 - (at Large)
District V - Clay County, Lincoln County, Union County
Patricia Bornhofen, National Music Museum, Vermillion -

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!