City of Winner

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Welcome to Winner!

Located in south central South Dakota along Highways 18, 183 and 44, Winner is the county seat of Tripp County.  With a population of 3,137, the city covers approximately 922.5 acres and is 1,920ft. above sea level.  Winner was part of the famous Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and later part of the Dakota Territory, which was established by an act of Congress and a proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861.  Winner was so named because it was the “winner” in the struggle to establish a town along the railroad right-of-way when the Chicago North Western began moving west from Dallas, SD in 1909.

At first Lamro, which was then the county seat, was believed to have the best chance but the railroad survey missed the established township by only two miles and immediately a new town originated and was given the name Winner.

Winner is a good place to do business having the best utility rates in the state.  Over 300 businesses are active in the Winner community.  The Winner School district is rated level 1 by the South Dakota Division of Education with the High School accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and High Schools.  Winner is home to a Regional Healthcare Center and two modern assisted living centers.  Recent capital improvements in the city include a new main street,  a new 4,500ft. concrete runway at the airport, and a new Fire Hall / Ambulance building facility with training room.

Employment Policy Resolution

The City of Winner does hereby declare it is the fundamental policy of the City of Winner to provide equal opportunity to all of its employees and applicants for employment (skilled, unskilled and professional) and to assure there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental handicap, marital status or political beliefs unless related to a bonified occupational requirement.  To this end, the City of Winner will take steps to equalize opportunity for employment at all levels of denied equal opportunity; minority group members, women and the handicapped; and the City of Winner recognizes an obligation to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship.

All applicants for employment with the City of Winner will be recruited from the available labor market, evaluated on each person’s individual qualifications and abilities.  All employees shall be afforded equal employment opportunity during their term of employment, and are guaranteed protection against retaliation for exercising any legal or administrative procedures to secure right to equal employment or testifying on behalf of someone else doing so.

All administrators and supervisors are responsible for and shall be committed to achieving and promoting an equal employment opportunity program.

Adoption of this document reaffirms the City of Winner’s policy of non-discrimin ation in employment, including but not limited to the following:  recruitment, selection, placement, testing, promotion, transfer, discipline, demotion, layoff and termination.   Effective Date:  10-3-88

Contact Us

City of Winner

325 S Monroe St. Suite #118
Winner, SD 57580
Phone: 605-842-2606

Tripp County Office of Development

246 S Main St.
PO Box 624
Winner, SD 57580
Phone: 605-842-1551

Winner Area Chamber of Commerce

246 S Main St.
PO Box 268
Winner, SD 57580
(800) 658-3079

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