2021 Governor's Tourism Rising Star Award

The Governor's Tourism Rising Star Award was first presented at the 2022 Governor's Conference on Tourism. The award recognizes an individual who has worked in the South Dakota tourism industry for at least two years (but not more than four) and is excelling at their job; demonstrates a curiosity, passion and vision for the growth of the industry and its importance to our state's future development; is engaged in the industry at the local and state levels; and, as a rising star, is a person who will make a positive difference to our industry in the years to come.
 

Presented to
Sarah Kills In Water

Photo Secretary Hagen, Sarah Kills In Water and Lt. Gov. Rhoden
Secretary Jim Hagen and Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden present
the 2021 Governor's Tourism Rising Star Award
to Sarah Kills In Water, Mission,
at the 2022 Governor's Conference on Tourism.

downloadable, hi-res version of this photo (300 dpi)

Sarah Kills In Water has worked with the new South Dakota Native Tourism Alliance since 2019 where she’s been a source of inspiration and knowledge.

She has been vital in bringing tourism and economic development to her reservation through grant writing, networking and more.

Sarah is working hard to establish tourism on Rosebud and everybody who works with her loves her positivity and can-do attitude.

 

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