The SDBA has four standing committees that assist in directing Association activities in various areas of banking and legislation. Volunteer committee members contribute to a stronger banking industry by sharing their time and talents.

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The four standing committees are:

  • Agricultural Credit Committee: Provides timely information to SDBA agricultural lenders; keeps them abreast of developments, regulations and legislation in agricultural lending. In addition, continues to support, promote and encourage a strong economy in South Dakota.

  • Credit Card Committee: Represents the credit card industry in South Dakota.

  • Legislative Committee: Represent the interests of the banking industry in South Dakota. The committee sponsors legislation and also reviews existing law and proposed legislation that may be detrimental to the industry.

  • Trust Committee: Keeps its members abreast of any legislative changes in South Dakota as well as proposes legislation necessary to assure an efficient and effective fiduciary responsibility to its clients and member banks.

Committee terms are one year beginning May 1 and ending April 30 of each year, with the exception of Legislative Committee members who serve three-year terms. Committee members have the option of serving more than one term (except Legislative Committee members who are limited to two consecutive terms). Committee members will receive a notice each spring to determine their continued interest.

Committees generally meet one to two times a year to initiate activities and to recommend policy.

Learn more about SDBA committee functions.