SDBA Groups and Categories

The Association is composed of four geographic groups and four size-based categories. Each group and category is represented on the Board of Directors by one elected director. In addition, a director is appointed to represent the maximum dues-paying banks and the industry’s emerging leaders.

SDBA Seeking Candidates for Board Elections

Elections for the SDBA’s Board of Directors are scheduled for April 2021. Three seats are up for election: Group II, Small Community Bank Category, and Large Community & Regional Bank Category. If you are interested in running for one of the Board seats, contact one of the nominating committee members by March 18, 2021. View the election notice and list of nominating committees


Group I: Banks in Bon Homme, Clay, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Turner, Union and Yankton counties.

Group II: Banks in Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Marshall, Roberts and Spink counties.

Group III: Banks in Aurora, Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Custer, Douglas, Fall River, Gregory, Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Meade, Mellette, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Stanley, Todd and Tripp counties.

Group IV: Banks in Butte, Campbell, Corson, Dewey, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, Harding, Hughes, Hyde, McPherson, Perkins, Potter, Sully, Walworth and Ziebach counties.


Large Community and Regional Banks: Banks with deposits of more than $750 million.

Midsize Community Banks: Banks with deposits between $200 million and $750 million.

Community Banks: Banks with deposits between $75 million and $200 million.

Small Community Banks: Banks with deposits of less than $75 million.

Maximum Dues-Payer Seat

A chair-appointed seat is shared by banks which, by operation of the SDBA's deposit-based dues formula, reach the maximum allowable dues payable to the SDBA.

Emerging Leaders Seat

The past chair of the SDBA Emerging Leaders Work Group is appointment to a one-year term on the SDBA Board of Directors.

The SDBA Board of Directors approved changes to the groups and categories effective Feb. 12, 2020. See the SDBA bylaws.