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Welcome to the City of Summerset
Meade County, South Dakota

Mayor’s Message

As Mayor, I would like to welcome you to the City of Summerset, South Dakota.

In Summerset, we have a special blend of urban and rural living that is minutes from the Rapid City metro area and just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Black Hills.  This means we not only enjoy the best of the city, but we also enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.

We have designed this welcome packet as a Quick Start Guide to living in Summerset. It is important for our citizens to be aware of surrounding amenities and opportunities to promote the welcoming community that Summerset exemplifies.  In this packet you will find our history, city government and other useful information.  Additionally, much of this information can be found on our website at 

On our website, you will find information you need to stay on top of current issues and keep in touch with your elective representatives.  The City of Summerset uses a mayor-commission form of government to provide effective and efficient public services to its residents.

Our Summerset City Commission Regular Meetings and Planning and Zoning sessions are open to all citizens ad are held in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room at Summerset City Hall, 12150 Siouxland Road.  Regular meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm, and Planning and Zoning meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7pm.

I am very proud of our community and hope that you get involved in helping me make Summerset the best it can be.  If you have questions, or if there is anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call (605) 718-9858.

Let me be the first to welcome you home to Summerset!


George Mandas


Quick Start Guide to Living in Summerset 

Welcome to the City of Summerset!  On behalf of the City of Summerset, we would like to welcome you to "the City with a Future."  We are truly proud of our community.  We welcome all visitors, new residents and businesses which choose to become a part of this great community.

Summerset actually began as the Summerset and Sun Valley Subdivisions between Black Hawk and Piedmont.  Incorporated in June, 2005, Summerset has a small town atmosphere and is quickly becoming one of the best places to raise a family.  Once you visit our city and meet its residents and business owners, we think you will agree! 

Summerset’s population in the 2010 census was 1814!  Summerset is located in Meade County, 10 miles north of Rapid City off Interstate 90, Exit 46, 48, or Exit 52 and is just 25 minutes from Rapid City Regional Airport.  

Summerset City Hall is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm.  Summerset operates under a commission form of government.   Summerset Commission is a group of interested individuals who have been elected to put forth our best efforts to ensure a quality standard of living for every citizen who lives in Summerset.  We deliver services that are equal, fair, and provide economic opportunity to all citizens.

As a governing body, we are committed to improving the quality of life and importance of family as a core value of all our residents without burdensome taxes or excessive government intervention.  Our philosophy exudes consistency, balance, professionalism, commitment, and encouragement of city growth through freedom of actions coupled with responsibility.

We are pleased to welcome you to our city and look forward to helping you become acquainted with your new community.  Moving can be a difficult and overwhelming experience, whether it is across town or across the country.  To make your move a little easier, we have listed some useful contacts for setting up your new home:

City of Summerset Municipal Information

Mayor                                                                            City Administrator     
    George Mandas                                                               Jeff Mizenko

Commissioners                                                              Finance Officer
    Gary Grosz                                                                       TBD                                                                    
    Elizabeth Halvorson                                                           
    Richard Liggett                                                            
Police Chief
    Bryce Lutz                                                                         Don Allen

All City Departments can be reached by calling City Hall at (605) 718-9858, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.  To reach law enforcement, please call the City of Summerset Police Department at (605) 721-6806.  For emegencies, please dieal 911.


Summerset Subdivision Residents:
            Black Hawk Water District                                                   787-5777

Sun Valley Subdivision Residents:  
           Diamond D Water                                                                787-5261

Sewer Accounts (All Areas)

Summerset Wastewater Utilities                                                     718-9858
            City of Summerset
            PO Box 783
            Summerset, SD 57718

Establishing a Waste Water Account

Application For Waste Water Service

ACH Debit Authorization

Summerset Subdivision Homeowner’s Association
Judi O’Neal                                                  716-7560                                           

Phone & Internet

Knology Communications                                                              721-2000
Midcontinent Communications                                            1-800-888-1300


Black Hills Power & Light                                                               721-2660


Montana Dakota Utilities                                                      1-800-638-3278


Kieffer Sanitation                                                                          342-5575
Red River                                                                                     341-2201
RSI                                                                                               723-7723


Fence Permit Application


Application for Pet License

Other Helpful Information

Chamber of Commerce                                                                415-0044 
                Jeff Kruen, President

Game Fish & Parks                                                                      347-2861

Areas Schools

Piedmont Valley Elementary (Meade County School District) – K-6th grades          787-5295
Black Hawk Elementary (Rapid City School District) – K-5th grades                        787-6701

Middle School
                Sturgis Williams Middle School (Meade County School District) – 6th-8th grades    347-5232
                West Middle School (Rapid City School District) – 6th-8th grades                            394-4033

High School
                Sturgis Brown High School (Meade County School District)                                     347-2686               
                Stevens High School (Rapid City School District)                                                     394-4051


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