Codington County Commission receive update on First District Association of Local Governments

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- First District Association of Local Governments assists communities with planning, technical assistance, and business development. Watertown is one of six offices within the state. The Codington County Commissioners received their first in-person update since before the pandemic.

Executive Director Todd Kays talks about the background.

An at-large member was requested to be added to the next meeting’s agenda.

Kays discusses how they receive funding.

First District has the qualified employees necessary for their scope of work.

Kays says it’s hard to give an absolute value on their assistance, yet he provided a reference point.

Kays says that in 2022, $22.2 million of grant money was “pumped into Codington County.”

Commissioner Troy VandDusen says it’s well worth the investment and would cost much more without their assistance.