CSP of SD Association Members Meet with Sioux Falls Area Legislators

 Pictured above is District 9 Senator, Deb Peters and Dakotabilities Executive Director Bob Bohm. 

Pictured above is District 9 Senator, Deb Peters and Dakotabilities Executive Director Bob Bohm. 

On August 29, 2018, CSP of SD association members met with Sioux Falls area legislators to discuss the upcoming fiscal year budget, services provided by members, and the challenges our members are experiencing with the workforce crisis. Lawmakers participating included Representatives: David Anderson, Doug Barthel, Isaac Latterell, Sue Lucas-Peterson, Kent Peterson, Tom Pischke, and Mark Willadsen and Senators: Deb Peters, Reynold Nesiba, and Jack Kolbeck. Predicting the revenue for the upcoming fiscal year is always a challenge and requires a lengthy process within the SD Legislature. Despite this, the meeting was productive and association members provided education on our services, history, and budgetary needs for the upcoming fiscal year that will help quell the Direct Support Professional workforce crisis. CSP of SD's next summer/fall legislative event will be held in October in Rapid City, SD.