October 22, 2017

County Commissioners

Commissioners:
   
Ann Abbott, Smithwick
   Joe Allen, Hot Springs
   Joe Falkenburg, Edgemont
   Paul Nabholz, Hot Springs
   Deb Russell, Oral

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Joe Falkenburg- 2017 Chairman

Joe Falkenburg- 2017 Chairman has been a resident of Fall River County since 1985.  Joe Falkenburghas served as a County Commissioner for 11 years.  Joe Currently serves as the Chairman of the Fall River County Commissioners, is on the County Weed and Pest Board, the Extension Board and a member of the Indian Creek Grazing Association.

Joe is a Rancher in the Southwest corner of Fall River County. He served 3 and a half years in the National Guard and has obtained a Bachelor’s of Science, a Masters and a PhD.

Joe has five children and 3 grandchildren.

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Ann Abbott

(Ruth)Ann Abbott has been a Fall river County resident since 1999 and a County Commissioner for the past  year and a half.  Ann has served on many committees at Prairie View Methodist Church, is a member of NRCS County Committee and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Ann earns her living Ranching and has ranched and farmed in the past. Ann has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts.

Ann has two children and four grandchildren.

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Deb Russell- 2017 Vice Chair

Deb Russell- 2017 Vice- Chair has been a Fall River County resident since 1972 and has served as a county Commissioner for the last 11 years. Deb serves as Vice-Chair of the Fall River County Commissioners, is on the Black Hills Council of Local Government Advisory Board, and serves on the Prairie Hills Transit Board on behalf or Fall River. In the past, Deb has served 15 years on the Hot Springs School Board, 6 years, and one year as president, on the Associated School Boards of South Dakota. Deb has been awarded School Board member of the Year for South Dakota.

Deb is a retired farmer and formerly was a Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator. Deb is a member of the Sandstone Singer and is involved with Prairie View United Methodist Church.

Deb lives with her husband, Gene, and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren

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Paul Nabholz

Paul Nabholz has been a resident of Fall River County since 1993 and is newly elected to the Board of County Commissioners. Paul currently serves as the Chairman of the Fall River Republicans. Paul is also the commission representative to the following boards: Custer/Fall River Regional Waste Management Board, Black Hills Council of Local Governments Board (6th District), and RC&D Board.

Paul is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Paul lives in his off grid home with his wife Debbie. His daughter Laura works as a lab technician at Rapid City Regional and his son, Jon serves our Country as an officer in the Navy

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Joe Allen

Joe Allen currently serves as the commission representative to: the L.E.P.C. Board and Juvenile Detention Board.

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