Thursday, January 30, 2020

WADC Hiring for Summer Position

We are seeking an individual to maintain the Day County Economic Development office from May to August 2020 while our director is on maternity leave. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 16 at Noon. 

To learn more, contact our office at 345-3159 or stop by Day County Courthouse Room 110. Job descriptions available by request.


Read about Shala Larson's experience in this position in 2016

Friday, January 10, 2020

2019 Annual Meeting

Thank you to the great crowd that joined us for the 2019 Annual Meeting!

2019 Annual Meeting

We were pleased to kick off the evening with special presentations by Webster Area High School students who competed very well in the state-wide BIG Idea High School Business Competition this fall:
  • Megan T. - Honorable Mention for "The Art of Kindness Project" 
  • Annie W.- Honorable Mention for "Webster Community Club" 
  • Holly V. - Marketing Design Honorable Mention for "Holly's Comfort"
  • Mrs. Kaylan Pool, WAHS Digital Productions Instructor
BIG Idea Presentations - Holly V
Mattea K. was unable to join us that evening, but you can watch her presentation to 1 Million Cups Aberdeen (as well as Megan and Annie) at

Joe Fiala, Development Director at SD Governor's Office of Economic Development, followed the student presentations. He shared some key Day County facts as well as general details about SD GOED's goals and strategies.

Minutes were approved and G. Todd Garry presented the financials and explained the relationship between the Webster Development Corporation and Webster Area Development Corporation.

Tim McIntyre and Tom Sannes were reelected and Kelly Hanson was elected to his first term. Dan Menking was recognized for 25+ years dedicated to the WADC Board of Directors and Tom Sannes was recognized for 8 years as Board President. Kathy Meland was elected as Board President and Amy Miller as Vice-President.

The event wrapped up with Melissa Waldner, Executive Director, presenting highlights from 2019:

We have so much to be proud of in Day County!