Rapid City hosts Black Hills Mayor’s Luncheon
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Mayors from throughout the hills joined forces to discuss community happenings and issues on Thursday in Rapid City. Each “Monthly Meeting of Black Hills Mayors” focuses on a specific topic and how to make improvements.
Today’s topic was the importance of childhood education throughout western South Dakota.
“We are often dealing with the same types of problems and can benefit from the exchange of information,” said Rapid City’s Mayor Steve Allender.
The luncheon was held at Fork Real Cafe, a restaurant that offers the option to pay for a meal by volunteering with them.
Together the mayors hope to mold students into responsible and hard-working adults.
“If we limit our, ourselves to just our own perspective and trying to do these jobs we really tend to ignore the outside larger community, so something we do in Rapid City could be affecting a hills community negatively and vise versa,” said Allender.
Meetings are held monthly to help improve the Black Hills.