City Council

From the Mayor…

Welcome to Hill City!  As Mayor, it is my privilege to invite you to our "Heart of the Black Hills" home. Whether you’re planning to visit the Black Hills area, relocating to Hill City, or currently living in our beautiful western South Dakota home, we’re glad to have you here.

Hill City’s Main Street is truly the center of all travel, residential wishes and necessities.  Our merchants provide anything from buffalo skulls and bronze sculptures, to groceries and hardware supplies—all of your needs fullfilled. We have many great restaurants and activities to choose from, and you’ve come to the right place for making these discoveries!

Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park are mere minutes from Hill City, and an original “Iron Horse” ride awaits you downtown at the 1880 Train. Hill City is also home to the world-renowned Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, where Jurassic Park comes to life.

Hill City, “The Heart of the Black Hills!”
-Mayor Julie Wickware-Klein

Jim Peterson
Julie Wickware-Klein
Common Council
John Johnson
Common Council Vice President/Alderman
Jason Gillaspie
Kathy Skorzewski
Jim Peterson




A Common Council Government

The City of Hill City operates under the aldermanic form of government, which consists of a common council that is elected by Hill City citizens. The common council is comprised of a Mayor and four Aldermen who take on the responsibility of municipal legislation. In general, the council sets the direction and policies that will govern Hill City.

Electing Aldermen

Each elected official serves a two-year term. The Mayor is an “at-large” position, while Aldermen are elected within established wards, of which Hill City currently has two. Each year, one Alderman position from each ward is up for election, while the election for Mayor is every other year. All elected officials must be qualified residents of the City of Hill City.

City Council - Agenda & Minutes


The Hill City Common Council meetings occur year-round, on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month @ 5:30pm, City Hall. In case of a Monday holiday, meetings are moved to Tuesday. All common council meetings are held at:
City Hall | 243 Deerfield Road | Hill City, SD 57745
5:30 PM

Agenda & Minutes

2017 Common Council Minutes

Common Council Meetings | Agendas & Minutes

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