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You’re invited! Bring a “brown bag” lunch, plus your thoughts and ideas and join in a conversation on issues of local and national concern. Moderated by Chuck Parkinson.

TOPIC: “Black Hills Resources: Addressing Economic Viability and Environmental Integrity”


Dr. D. Lewis Abata, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, SDSM&T 

Rick Bell, President, Sustainable Environmental Energy Engineering, LLC; Chairperson of Black Hills Chapter of Dakota Rural Action 

Eirik Heikes, Fourfront Design, Inc.; Member, Rapid City Sustainability Committee

Sonny Rivers, EcoWorks, Inc. – Black Hills Solar; Member, Pennington County Planning Commission

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, Noon

WHO: Free & open to the public

WHERE: SDPB Black Hills Bureau, 415 Main St., Rapid City

In an age when we seem to be surrounded by complicated and contentious issues, too often we’re resigned to agree-to-disagree. Where Do We Go from Here?is a monthly get-together at the SDPB Black Hills Bureau to share thoughts on big questions of local and national concern, listen to dissenting points of view, and propose solutions. 

Chuck Parkinson is the host and moderator. He is a native of western South Dakota, and after a career in several congressional and committee offices in Washington D.C., Chuck and his wife Suzanne returned to Rapid City. Having observed national political polarization close-up, Chuck remains active in public issues, advocating for open discussion and transparency. He adds, “Civil and honest discussion AND listening, promotes understanding and opens the door to viable solutions.”