Office of the Mayor and City Council
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
7 Core Values
- A Balanced Pattern of Growth
- A Vibrant, Livable Community
- A Safe, Healthy, Inclusive, and Skilled Community
- Efficient Transportation and Infrastructure Systems
- Economic Stability and Growth
- Outstanding Recreational and Cultural Opportunities
- Responsive, Accessible, and Effective Governance
To promote a cost-effective public administration that ensures public trust, provides an open forum, fosters a climate of free enterprise for all people and enhances quality of life.
Who We Are
Rapid City utilizes an Aldermanic Form of Municipal Government and is governed by our Common Council. The Common Council consists of our Mayor and ten members, two members from each of our five wards. Members of the Council are elected to three-year terms. The mayor presides over all meetings but does not vote except in the case of a tie, as long as the vote does not involve an ordinance or appropriation.
Council Meeting Schedule
Rapid City Council Meetings The Rapid City Common Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month – Starting at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, at the City/School Administration Center located at 300 6th Street.
The Public Works Committee meets Tuesday prior to Council - Starting at 12:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, CSAC.
The Legal Finance Committee meets Wednesday prior to Council - Starting at 12:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, CSAC.
Meeting dates may be adjusted for holidays.