About Us

Deuel Area Development, Inc (DADi) is a non-profit corporation that exists to facilitate local and regional community and economic development in the Deuel County area.

Deuel Area Development, Inc.,(DADi) has a vision for the future of Deuel County to be a vibrant place for people to flourish, to earn a productive living, to build businesses, to appreciate the natural beauty of the rural Prairie Coteau and to value the gift of community.  Read about DADi, our Stakeholders and the Coteau here. Take a look around our website and then contact us; become a friend of Deuel County!!

In January 2014, DADi and ECDC completed a merger of the two corporations.

Board Members & Board Membership for 2018


Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks, Cody Eastman, Daryl Feilmeier, Craig Evenson, Deb Lessman, Director Joan Sacrison, DC Rep: Gary DeJong, and Amber Peterreins, Not pictured is board member Kayla Bucknell, Financial Assistant Jane Evenson and Office Assistant Renae Engelkes.

Executive Board: L-R:  Secretary--Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks, Vice Chairman--Daryl Feilmeier, Treasurer--Deb Lessman, Chairman of the Board Craig Evenson.

Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school or church in the Deuel area. We welcome all businesses, individuals and organizations. We invite you to join as your funding continues to keep Deuel County moving forward.

Office & Staffing. The DADi office is located on the east end of the 1st floor of the Deuel County Courthouse.  Joan  B. Sacrison is the Executive Director of Deuel Area Development, Inc. Renae Engelkes is a part-time Office Asssistant and Jane Evenson, Financials (a few hours a month.)

Get Involved! Are you community minded and think about getting involved in civic organizations?  We need you!  Contact us and we encourage you to get involved in the DADi board and committees!

At the present time we have a Wildlife Estates Committee (Daryl, Craig), CLCommunity Garden ( Daryl, Dean Trautman & Deb), Clear Lake Housing/Industrail Committee (Beginning in 2018: Gary Eide, Harry Mewherter, Ren, Daryl, Craig, Chad & Rich).