Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Apr 17, 2011

Custer - Government & Citizenship

The City of Custer covers 2.54 square miles of the southwestern Black Hills and is the county seat of Custer County. City Hall is located at 622 Crook Street.

The City of Custer is governed by a city council and a mayor. The city is divided into three wards with two council persons elected from each ward. The mayor runs is elected by a popular vote of registered city residents. Learn more about Custer’s current mayor here. The Custer City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of every month at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Find Custer City Council Minutes published here.

Budgets

In 2017, the City of Custer budgeted $6.3 million, down slightly from $6.6 million in 2016. The general government fund for 2017 is $720,495 and just over $1 million was budgeted for public works projects, with most of those funds going toward highway and street repair. The city expects $2.8 million in general fund revenues. 

News articles related to the City of Custer can be found at the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archive

Philanthropy & Non-Profits

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, Custer County has three private foundations with over 200,000 dollars in combined assets reported for 2013. The foundations are as follows.

  1. Mitchell Woods and Fox Corporation
  2. Tennyson Family Foundation
  3. Servants Heart Foundation

Elections

A list of polling places in Custer County can be found here. If you’re interested in viewing the results or voter turnout of recent elections, follow each link respectively.

Veterans & Military Affairs

Find contact information for Veterans Services Officers for Custer here.

More information about Custer County Veterans Services can be found here.

More Information

Custer is the home of a weekly newspaper published every Wednesday. The Custer County Chronicle was established in Custer City, Dakota Territory, September 11, 1880. The Chronicle is the official newspaper for the City of Custer; the towns of Buffalo Gap, Fairburn, Hermosa, and Pringle; the County of Custer; and the Custer and Elk Mountain School Districts.

Custer receives its televised news from KOTA and KEVN out of Rapid City.

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