Business Improvement District #1 

The Business Improvement District #1 and the Board of Directors was established by City of Pierre Resolutions 2515 & 2516. The purpose of Business Improvement District #1 is to levy a $2 per night occupancy tax on all current and future motels and hotels located with in the city limits of Pierre with 25 or more rooms for rent on a nightly basis.

The purpose of the BID Board of Directors is, in accordance with State statues, to manage the operation of the Pierre Business Improvement District #1 and oversee assessment and remittance of the occupancy tax. Members are appointed by the Mayor of Pierre to three-year terms.


The Board meets each quarter (date & time determined each quarter) at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room.

Minutes and Agendas

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas

funding applications

Separate applications are required for Marketing & Events or Public Facility Improvements. Assistance is available through the contact listed at the bottom of the application.

Members of the Board of Directors

  • Steve Harding - Mayor, City of Pierre
  • Debi Kessler - Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
  • Bryan Beck - Beck Motors
  • John Poncelet -  Governors Inn
  • Sara Rankin - South Dakota Municipal League
  • Rick Patel -  Baymont Inn & Suites / Super 8
  • Becki Potrzeba - State Farm Insurance