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About Us

Values, Vision, and Mission

The Clay County Historic Preservation Commission will promote a comprehensive program of historic preservation in Clay County by advocating the use, conservation, and acquisition of historic properties in Clay County (which includes Burbank, Dalesberg, Greenfield, Irene, Meckling, Vermillion, Wakonda, and Westreville) for the education, inspiration, pleasure, and enrichment of the citizens of the municipalities, county, state, and nation.


The Clay County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) is a county-wide organization dedicated to preserving our historic heritage.

CCHPC is seeking interested Clay County residents—especially those from outside of Vermillion—to serve on the Commission.

For more information, please contact us.



Preparation of the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission's website has been funded with the assistance of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service. The South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office administers these federal funds as part of South Dakota's Certified Local Government Program.

The contents and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Interior. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to the following address:

Director, Equal Opportunity Program
U.S. Department of Interior
National Park Service
P.O. Box 367127
Washington, D.C. 20003-7127

Commission Members

Current Commissioners

Commissioner Year Elected City of Residence
Jim Wilson, Chair 2014 Vermillion
John Erikson, Vice Chair Vermillion
Evelyn Schlenker, Secretary 2014
Dennis Konkler, Treasurer 2014 Vermillion
Jim Stone
Holly Straub
Molly Rozum
Ted Muenster
Bill Ranney
Jessi Wilharm Vermillion
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