30th Annual Meeting

Rooting Our Communities in Sustainability:
30 Years of Grassroots Activism

Join us in Brookings to celebrate our first 3o years of action and plan for the next 30 years!

FRIDAY, October 27th: Brookings Activity Center

Agenda will include:
• Potluck meal provided by the Brookings County Chapter, Deuel County Chapter, and the Homegrown Sioux Empire Chapter
• Election of Officers
• Chapter Updates
• Resolutions

SATURDAY, October 28th: Brookings Activity Center and the South Dakota Children’s Museum

Agenda will include:
Breakout sessions covering topics such as legislative work, pollinator issues, and a local food roundtable
• 30th Anniversary Celebration
• Keynote Address from Pat Sweeney

We hope you will plan to join us in Brookings, SD, with others from across the state to celebrate 3 decades of organizing and energizing South Dakotans!  The event will feature delicious local foods, collaborative workshops, a silent auction offering fantastic items, and a chance to connect with inspiring DRA members. All members will have the opportunity to shape the future of DRA and are encouraged to attend.

Brookings Activity Center
320 5th Ave., Brookings, SD 57006

The South Dakota Children’s Muesum
521 4th St., Brookings, SD 57006

Blocks of rooms are reserved under the name ‘DRA’ at the following hotels:
My Place
711 32nd Ave., Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: 605-696-3150
Website: Click Here
*All rooms feature a kitchen, and the hotel is pet friendly.

2515 East 6th St., Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: 605-692-3111
Website: Click Here
* The hotel has a restaurant on site and is pet friendly.

Cost & Registration:
Check back for information.


Dakota Rural Action’s adopted resolutions are a guide for our members on how we stand on certain issues. We are now accepting suggestions for new or modified resolutions to be presented at the Business Meeting. Check back for the link to review and submit resolutions.  Contact Frank James at fejames@dakotarural.org or 605-697-5204 Ext. 240 with any questions about the resolution process.

For more information about the annual meeting, contact Holly at hollyt@dakotarural.org or 605.697.5204 Ext. 250.