Elevate Rapid City offers ways for the Black Hills community to engage with elected officials throughout the year. Townhalls are offered during elections to hear from candidates. Once a person has been elected to serve in the South Dakota legislature it is even more important to ensure a connection between constituents and elected officials.

Legislative Crackerbarrels – often known as legislative coffees – are offered each year during the legislative session (January – March) to fulfill exactly that purpose. These free, public events provide an opportunity for Legislators to discuss bills and issues and hear directly from the public.

The crackerbarrels hosted by Elevate Rapid City feature Representatives and Senators from:

  • District 30
  • District 32
  • District 33
  • District 34
  • District 35

Thanks to our partnership with Homeslice Media, the 2021 crackerbarrels were recorded and made available on livestream.



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