In March 2017, the Eureka Community Development Company partnered with Empower! Dakota, a branch of Dakota Resources. By August, Empower! Eureka was started with many individuals taking part in the three committees formed.
Next Empower! Meeting: January 28, 2018
Community Center: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Business Team: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Park Rangers: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Empower! Eureka Business team is working to support local businesses and bring new businesses to the area. In 2018, the group saw a need for a diesel mechanic in the area to support the local farmers. In 2019, the group will continue working toward bringing in a mechanic.
The Park Rangers Empower! Group works to maintain Eureka's recreational and outdoor areas. In 2018, the group focused its efforts on the ball parks and other community areas. In 2019, the group plans to plant trees to replace the ones that had to be taken down due to rot or age.
The Community Center Empower! Group is working toward kick starting a community center in Eureka. In 2018, several members visited different community centers around South Dakota, asking questions and getting ideas. The group hopes to continue formalize plans and continue moving forward in 2019.