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Administration


Nicole Schneider

City Administrator and Chief Financial Officer

As the City Administrator and CFO, Nicole leads Box Elder’s executive team and holds overall responsibility for the day to day operations of the city. With more than 30 years of public service and 15 years in executive-level management, Nicole brings the critical depth of experience required to manage one of South Dakota’s fastest growing communities in an administratively precise, financially responsible, publicly accountable, and customer-centered way. Nicole’s professional credentials include a masters degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in administrative law, and advanced professional certificates in taxes and levies, program management, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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(605) 923-1404

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Jason Dubbs

Police Chief

A Rapid City native, Jason brings a lifetime of community connectedness and understanding of the local area to lead Box Elder’s police force. An 18 year veteran of the department, Jason began his career as an unpaid Reserve Police Officer and went on to hold each title and position as the community and department grew around him. Committed to the motto of “to Protect and Serve”,  Jason is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of emergency services and police services specifically. With extensive training in advanced police skills, 21st Century Policing and community policing, and commitment to the best practices of his profession, Jason delivers trust in the department’s services, a high quality of life for residence, and confidence in the safety of the community.

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(605) 923-1404

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Rebecca Davis-Lead Assistant Finance Officer

Rebecca Davis

Program Manager

Rebecca was raised in Black Hawk, South Dakota and has been with the City of Box Elder since 2017.  She primarily assists the City Administrator/CFO with the streamlining, developing, and the execution of new processes as well as the trainings required to ensure smooth transitions for staff and customers.  Her leadership experience began 20+ years ago when she enrolled in the Sturgis Marine Corps JROTC Program which taught her to work hard and take care of your team.  Since graduation she has attained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Chemistry, her Certificate of Completion in Basic Income Tax Preparation, her Master of Business Administration in Accounting, and is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) studying for her Project Management Certificate.

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Doug Curry-Director of Public Works

Doug Curry

Director of Public Works

With more than 20 years of diverse experience in governmental operations management, Doug leads Box Elder's largest division and its most visible services. As Public Works Director, he is responsible for each street, park, water, and sewer line, as well as the day to day and long-term maintenance thereof. Doug is a native of Southern California, veteran of the US Airforce twice stationed at Ellsworth AFB, former Deputy Airport Director for the Rapid City Regional Airport, and now calls Box Elder home.

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(605) 923-1404

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Brent Hendrickson

Director of Marketing and Events 

With more than 15 years of experience in marketing and event planning, Brent brings a vast knowledge of creating, hosting, and managing fun community events to the City of Box Elder.  He is a Minnesota native, but has spent most of his adult life in Arizona where he was the Marketing and Events Director for a large retirement community.   He is also well versed in a variety of marketing strategies and social networking platforms that will allow the City to network with you, the residents!  Brent looks forward to effectively uphold the City of Box Elder’s mission to attract, manage, and retain businesses and will excel in planning future community events for you while working directly with the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce.

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Mia Kennelly

Director of Human Resources

As the Human Resources Director for the City of Box Elder, Mia is a
dedicated professional who has notable experience in strategic human
resource planning, staffing, employee benefits, employee contract
negotiations, compensation/payroll, training and development, performance
management, and management coaching. Mia holds a Bachelor's degree from
Black Hills State University and has over 8 years of Human resources
experience.  In addition, she is a member of the Society for Human Resource
Management (SHRM) and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Originally from Aberdeen, SD she relocated to the area in 1997.


Rob Timm

Grant Writer/Administrator

Rob comes to the City of Box Elder with nearly 30 years of non-profit and governmental leadership experience.  He has held senior positions in the healthcare, state and federal government fields along with several volunteer non-profit board of directors.  A graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Political Science as well as a graduate of the University of Nebraska’s Non-Profit Management Institute and the Grantsmanship Center, Rob provides expertise in grant writing, contract management, research and administration for all City of Box Elder departments.  A life-long South Dakota native, Rob is a decorated veteran of the South Dakota Army National Guard.   

Contact Information:
(605) 923-1404


Matt Connor

As Public Information Officer and Legislative Advocate, Matt is dedicated to ensuring all community stakeholders have a knowledge and understanding of the principal issues related to the city. In addition to our residents, these stakeholders include legislators, media, and potential new commercial ventures. By collaborating in engaging communications, we can ensure the city continues to “Soar to New Heights” for the prosperity of all. With more than 30 years in the electric utility industry in Pennsylvania and South Dakota, Matt brings wide-ranging advocacy experience on issues of public policy, economic development, and community infrastructure. This includes an emphasis on easily accessible communication channels to promote prompt, exact, and professional resolution for emergent issues of critical importance to the city. Matt’s professional credentials include an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a graduate degree in Communications.

Contact Information:
(605) 923-1404

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