Learn to be a leader in Spearfish, SD!


Whether you’re a long-time resident or new to our community, Leadership Spearfish offers a developmental and educational program. This comprehensive curriculum enriches and encourages potential leaders through a nine-month course.

Leadership Spearfish was the best opportunity for me to connect with the community. As a brand new resident, I felt it was a great way to learn the history and connect with community leaders. I wouldn’t have had the courage to sit on a board of directors if it weren’t for my time in leadership.

I’ve lived in Spearfish for 12 years, but the Leadership Spearfish program took my knowledge of the city to a whole new level. The opportunity to tour key institutions and hear from many of our civic and business leaders in the community was well worth the time invested.

Topics include:

Communication Skills | Professional & Board Development | Social Media Outlets and Uses for Business | Education Components within the Community | City & State Government | Technology, Science, and the Future | History & Growth of Spearfish | Natural Resources & Agriculture | Tourism & Economic Development | Spearfish Business Overview | Entrepreneurship Education | Business Ethics | Problem Solving Skills | Emotional Intelligence



Leadership Spearfish Class of 2021 Graduates

2021 Leadership Class Project Solar Powered Benches

2021 Class Project Sponsors:

Chevron Havoline with Great Western Tire

City of Spearfish
Sundance State Bank
Monument Health

Spearfish Police Auxiliary
Northern Hills Federal Credit Union
First Interstate Bank
State Farm – Coreen Lerwick
CSL Plasma