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, one director is appointed to represent the maximum dues-paying banks. 

Elections will take place in April 2020 for the following seats on the SDBA Board of Directors: Group I, Group IV, Mid-Size Community Bank Category and Community Bank Category. The deadline to run for one of the seats and contact the respective nominating committee is April 1, 2020. See the 2020 election notice


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.

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