Rapid City’s Pauline Sumption Named Finance Officer of the

Rapid City’s Sumption Named Finance Officer of the Year

Pauline Sumption, Finance Director for the City of Rapid City, was named Finance Officer of the Year earlier this month by the South Dakota Governmental Finance Officers’ Association.

          The award is given each year to a member of the association who has made significant contributions to their municipality as a finance officer and their community as citizen. 

          Sumption was recognized for her experience, strong leadership, and expertise of a wide variety of subject matter. As the city’s finance director for the past 12 years, her insights are highly respected and sought out by the mayor and city council. Recently, Sumption proactively and strategically refinanced several bonds for the city, saving Rapid City taxpayers millions of dollars.

          Sumption was also commended for her community involvement, serving on a number of boards, including the YMCA and United Way, and for being involved in several sports leagues and her church. She has championed investments in the city’s economic growth through the Opportunity Capture Fund, which provide strategic funds to help bring jobs to Rapid City.

         The award was presented during the association’s annual Finance Officers’ School, held June 8-10 in Huron, SD.


Photo: Pauline Sumption (third from left), Rapid City Finance Director, was named 2022 Finance Officer of the Year by the SD Governmental Finance Officers’ Association. She celebrates with her parents, Gary and Paulette Gross (L), and her fiancé, Jamie Kelley (R), who surprised her at the June 9 ceremony in Huron.

About the South Dakota Governmental Finance Officers’ Association

The South Dakota Governmental Finance Officers’ Association establishes a forum by which cities and towns may promote matters of mutual interest and provide a closer working relationship that there may be improvement in municipal government and administration. The association is an affiliate of the South Dakota Municipal League.

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