Director Area 3 - Spencer Hawley

Director Area 3:   representing the cities of Brookings, Elkton, and Aurora in Brookings County; Elkton, Medary, Parnell, and Trenton townships in Brookings County; and all of Moody County

East Dakota Water Development District Board Member:

Director Hawley resides in Brookings, having graduated from Brookings High School and South Dakota State University with a major in political science and economics minor. He is the owner of Hawley Insurance Services in Brookings and  has been in the insurance business for 42 years. Spencer is retired from the military having served 30 years with the South Dakota Army National Guard and retiring as Colonel. 


Spencer was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2010-2018. He served as the House Minority Leader his last 4 years. and also was on the House State Affairs committee, the Commerce and Energy Committee and the Legislative Executive Board. He has been involved in the leadership and is Past President/Chairman of many state and community activities including the SD Game Fish and Parks Commission, the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Independent Insurance Agents of SD, Brookings Chamber of  Commerce, Brookings Economic Development Corporation and the National Guard Association of South Dakota. He is a member of the American Legion, Elks, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Brookings Wildlife Federation and other organizations.  


In his free time Spence enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, flying, golfing, traveling and spending time at Lake Poinsett with his wife Barbara. They have four children and  six grandchildren. 

To contact Director Hawley : 

Office phone 605-692-6223

Home phone 605-692-9716