Welfare Directors

The South Dakota Association of County Welfare Officials is an organization of individuals employed by counties throughout the state who work with individuals who find themselves in need of economic or medical assistance.  The objectives of this Association are to:

  1. Promote the sharing of information among and within the Association using multiple resources;
  2. Establish uniformity in procedures and professionalism within the Association.
  3. Serve in an advisory capacity to the legislature, the South Dakota Association of County Commissioners (SDACC), and the South Dakota Association of County Officials (SDACO) in the matters of county welfare as well as to promote legislative changes; and
  4. Bring the county welfare officials together for the mutual exchange of ideas for the promotion of greater efficiencies in county welfare offices. This exchange may be through in-person meetings, regional trainings or digital meetings.

The meetings of this Association are held at such times and places as designated by the Executive Board.

2022 – 2023 SDACWO Executive Board
President: Ray Koens, Minnehaha County
Vice President: Sara Foust, Codington County
Secretary/Treasurer: Lindley Howard, McPherson County
Past President: Doug DeBoer, Hand County

CCPR Administrator: Kris Jacobsen, South Dakota Association of County Commissioners

2021 SDACWO Spring Workshop Training video

Regional Training Map

2016 New Region Map

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