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South Dakota Planners Association was created in 1989 as a result of the Association of Planners & Geographers. Throughout the years it's hosted/co-hosted many yearly conferences and training sessions. South Dakota Planners Association is a non-profit corporation promoting sound planning in South Dakota.

2023 Annual SDPA Conference Planning is Underway!

What to Expect!

Tues Night @ The Back 40 Tap Room (Social Gathering)

Wed and Thurs @ The Highlands Conference Center

Wed Night @ Blarneys (Dinner/Membership Meeting)



  • Roberts Rules of Order and Ex-parte Communication
  • Ag Preservation
  • Main Street Streetscape
  • Platting
  • Complete Streets
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Water
  • Building
  • Ethics
  • Legal Issues of the Year with Zach and Jack!


Reservation window closes September make your reservations today! 

Remember its Pheasant Season at this time, so rooms are at a premium! Make your reservations ASAP. State rates are non-existent during this season so plan accordingly! 

Both hotels are directly adjacent to the Highlands Conference Center which is our conference facility as well!

You must call the facilities to make your room reservations-no online booking available!

    Hampton Inn: 605-995-1575 

    SD Planners Conference Room Block 

    Room rate of $154/night plus taxes

    *****Block expires on Saturday, September 23, 2023****

    Comfort Inn: 605-990-2400 

    SD Planners Conference Room Block 

    Room rate of $139/night plus taxes

    ****Block expires, Tuesday, September 26, 2023*****

    South Dakota Planners Association

    Address: 23 2nd St. NE

    Watertown, SD 57201

    +1 (605) 882-6202, 

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