Finance Department



Daniel Ainslie, Finance Director
Tracy Davis, Deputy Finance Director
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Main Office:

300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-394-4143
Fax: 605-394-2232

Office Hours:

7:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F

Important Phone Numbers:

RSVP: 605-394-2507

Social Links:

Social Media Link

Mission Statement:

Proudly and Professionally providing service and support to the Rapid City Community with accuracy, integrity and transparency.


Vision Statement: Striving for Excellence in Municipal Finance



Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Plus (RSVP+)
Community Enrichment
Grants Division

What We Do:
  • Accounts for all revenue generated by the City and all expenditures made
  • Prepares annual report, audit and budget
  • Capital Improvement Program
  • Prepares minutes, files official records
  • Conducts elections
  • Prepares and submits grant reports, processes grant reimbursement requests, organizes and maintains all documentation required for city and federal audits
  • Purchases investment instruments
  • Oversees RSVP
  • Coordinates bonding and lease arrangements
  • Provides administrative support to all City departments

Retired Senior Volunteer Program Plus (RSVP+)

  • Works with more than 550 volunteers to coordinate over 11,500 hours of volunteer community service each month to the Black Hills area
  • Provides support to over 90 non-profit and service organizations
  • The change from RSVP to RSVP Plus removes the requirement for volunteers to be at least 55 years of age. The program now works with volunteers of all ages that are interested in participating in some sort of service to our community

Community Enrichment

Oversees finance programs prescribed for the improvement and enhancement of Rapid City including Community Development Block Grant and other similar economic and community development assistance programs. The Division reviews funding applications for public service, public facility, economic development, and affordable housing projects and provides project oversight in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.


Grants Division

The Division is primarily responsible for seeking grant opportunities.


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