Summer Internship

Looking for an awesome internship for summer 2020? The HADF is looking to add a communications and marketing intern starting in May. Click the link below for details and application instructions.


Jesse Fonkert Sioux Falls and Hartford Development Director

Jesse Fonkert, Chamber and Economic Development Director

Hailing from Mobridge, SD, Jesse Fonkert attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls. He double majored in Business Administration and Government/International Affairs, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014. Jesse interned for several years with First PREMIER Bank followed by internships with the Office of Representative Kevin Cramer (ND), the Lincoln/Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations, and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. Beginning in January 2015, he accepted a position with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. as the Program Analyst in the Office of Commissioner Tony Clark.

Fonkert started working as the Chamber and Economic Development Director in July of 2016. He works directly with the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce and Hartford Area Development Corporation to support existing businesses, bring more jobs & businesses to town, and to foster a thriving community.

Jesse and his wife Kelsey reside in Hartford. He is an active member of the Hartford Jamboree Days Committee, West Central Junior Achievement, Minnehaha County Economic Development Association, Augustana GOLD Board of Directors,West Central Education Foundation, and St. John American Lutheran Church.

You can contact Jesse by emailing him at or calling the office at 605-528-3338.

Justin Eich Hartford Sioux Falls Area Lots For Sale

Justin Eich, President

Lyle Howey Vice President Hartford and Sioux Falls South Dakota

Lyle Howey, Vice President

Dave Larson Secretary Hartford and Sioux Falls

Dave Larson, Secretary

Travis Hellvig Hartford Sioux Falls Area Lots For Sale

Travis Hellvig, Treasurer

Devin Alfson Sioux Falls and Hartford, S

Devin Alfson

Blair Bathke Hartford Sioux Falls Area Lots For Sale

Blair Bathke, Board Member

Chuck Vockrodt Hartford Sioux Falls Area Lots For Sale

Chuck Vockrodt, Board Member

Eric Bartmann Hartford Sioux Falls Area Lots For Sale

Eric Bartmann, Board Member

Merlin Goebel Hartford Sioux Falls Area Lots For Sale

Merlin Goebel, Board Member