Strengthening Our Legislative Influence: THE ICBSD PAC

by Josh Hogue, Chairman of ICBSD & ICBA Federal Delegate, President, Reliabank Dakota

We all know how integral our local banks are to the financial well-being of South Dakotans. Your steadfast dedication to serving our communities is truly commendable and sets us apart. It’s this solid commitment that makes us more than just financial institutions – we’re woven into the fabric of the towns and cities we call home.

However, to ensure our voices are heard and our interests are protected, we must actively engage in the legislative process. This is where the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota’s Political Action Committee (ICBSD PAC) plays a vital role.

The ICBSD PAC gives us a seat at the table in Pierre, allowing us to advocate for policies and regulations that support the growth and success of our community banks. By contributing to the PAC, we can collectively amplify our voices and influence decisions that impact our industry and the communities we serve.

With an election year upon us, ensuring a strong presence in Pierre is crucial. That’s why I’d like to echo Megan’s recent call for your support and urge you to get involved in the ICBSD PAC in one of three ways:

PAC 100 Club

Join the PAC 100 Club by contributing $100 as an individual. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference.

Century Club

Lead your bank to become a Century Club member by ensuring your entire board of directors contributes $100 each. A united front speaks volumes.

Guardian Club

Achieve Guardian Club status when every member of your bank staff contributes $100 to the PAC. Strength lies in numbers, and your staff’s support is invaluable.

If you’re willing to support our cause, we kindly ask that you mail your contribution to: ICBSD PAC, PO Box 615 Watertown, SD 57201. Your generosity will go a long way in amplifying the voice of South Dakota’s community banks.

Another great way to support the ICBSD PAC is by attending the 2024 Black Hills Retreat on July 18-20, 2024, at Cadillac Jack’s in Deadwood. Not only will proceeds from the retreat benefit the PAC, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow bankers, attend engaging education sessions, and explore the rich culture and history of the Black Hills with your family. Visit for more details and to register.

Thank you for your consideration and support of the ICBSD PAC!