Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Governmental Affairs Committee

Dean Aurand GAC ChairChair: Dean Aurand

Staff Liason: Lynn Kendall

Meeting Time: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room (207)

FY18 Committee Schedule


To increase business awareness and involvement in political and legislative issues. Advocate for business and the community at the local, state and national levels.

Committee Sponsors


Committee Members

Mayor Steve Allender City of Rapid City
Shon Anderson B90 Creations
Dean Aurand Mid Continent Testing Labs, Inc.
Scott Barbour Northwest Pipe Fittings, Inc.
Ann Brentlinger SDSMT
Shannon Brinker Keller Williams Commercial
Aaron Costello Black Hills Corporation
Jeff Cullum Eddies Truck
Ken Davis Pennington County Court
Mike Diedrich Regional Health
Darla Drew-Lerdal City of Rapid City
Judy Duhamel Duhamel Broadcasting
JP Duniphan  
Scott Engmann Black Hills Habitat for Humanity
Doug Feterl West Plains Engineering
Kathryn Fitgerald Meta4Marketing
Matthew Fitting H & R Block                                                                     
Chris Gross KEVN
Arlene Ham-Burr  
Mark Haugen Senator John Thune                                                       
Todd Holen Homeslice Media Group
Julie Jensen Visit Rapid City
David Johnson Johnson Tree Service, Inc.
Mark Kampfe Dentist
Sam Kerr Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun P.C.
Kitty Kinsman The K Group
Steve Malott SDSMT
Jeff Marlette Senator Rounds
Lon Massingale Rapid City Journal
Deb Niemi Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Brad Otten Congresswoman Noem Office
Jeff Partridge Partridge Financial
Amy Policky RCAS School Board
Linda Rabe Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce                                             
Al Rieman Black Hills Harley Davidson
Ron Riherd RCAS School Board
Brad Saathoff Black Hills Workshop
Alan Solano Behavior Management Systems
Haven Stuck Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.
Rob Timm Chiesman Center for Democracy
Helen Usera Aspiring Business
Mutch Usera Black Hills Corporation
Linda Lea Viken Viken Law Firm
John Way Bankwest
Vesta Wells-Johnson Creative Digital Design
Stuart Wevik Black Hills Corporation
Jim White Sound Pro
Ben Wudke Black Hills Forest Resource Association
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Chamber Events

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Community Events

February 16

Children's Theater Play "Tune Kaboom in The Cave of Doom"to be Performed in Lead

When:  2:00pm / Historic Homestake Opera House-313 W. Main Street, Lead

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February 16

Sweetheart Dinner & Dance

When:  5:30pm / South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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February 17

High Plains Live! Presents: Lyle Berry Band

When:  2:00pm / High Plains Western Heritage Center

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February 21

Salary Negotiation Skills “Work Smart” Workshop for Women presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW)

When:  8:30am / Black Hills State University - Rapid City

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