City Council

From the Mayor…

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

The Black Hills come to life in Hill City.  Located here is the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, the 1880 Train and some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets you will ever see.  You may have also heard about our other attractions, namely Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park which are mere minutes away.  The Black Hills National Forest surrounds us and offers hiking, biking, as well as ATV'ers dream trails.

Main Street is the hub for all your travel, residential, wishes and necessities.  Our merchants provide anything from native art, sculptures, jewelry to groceries and hardware supplies - all of your needs right here in town.  We also have many wonderful restaurants and other fun activities to choose from.  You have defintiely come to the right place for making these and many other adventures a reality!

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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