Representatives from 19 communities and organizations attended this year’s conference that concluded on Friday, July 15. Officials from Belle Fourche, Brandon, Clear Lake, Colman, Dell Rapids, Dupree, Elk Point, Hill City, Keystone, Miller, Mitchell, Mobridge, North Sioux City, Sturgis, Tea, Vermillion, Viborg and Worthing, and the Midwest Assistance Program received training in management skill enhancement and organizational expertise, and provided leadership experiences especially useful for finance officers.

The weeklong conference also provided participants with several opportunities to learn about the practical work of leadership in municipal settings using a curriculum created to hone skills that are often neglected in the day-to-day workload. The SDMC program, co-sponsored by the South Dakota Municipal League, is a three-year program of at least 120 hours of instruction by the Farber Center faculty and guest experts.

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