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.
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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