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Governor Noem Appoints Stephanie Rissler and Julie Bartling to Game, Fish & Parks Commission

July 15, 2021

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Stephanie Rissler and Julie Bartling to serve on the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (GFP) Commission.


“South Dakota’s breathtaking parks and tremendous hunting and fishing opportunities are a big part of what makes our state so special,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “I look forward to working with Stephanie, Julie, and the rest of the Commission to find even more opportunities to highlight South Dakota’s natural beauty.”  


Rissler worked in tv and radio from 1989 until last year, including 23 years at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Since December 2020, she has served as the Communication Manager for the South Dakota Association of HealthCare Organizations. She graduated from Black Hills State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications in 1995.


Bartling currently serves as the Gregory County Auditor. She held that position from 1983 through 2000 and since 2019. She also served in the South Dakota Legislature from 2001 through 2010 and from 2013 through 2018, serving five terms in the House and three terms in the Senate. She and her husband, Bart, have owned Bartling Trucking since 1977, have a farm and ranch in Gregory County, and are the parents of four and grandparents of eight grandchildren.


Information on the GFP Commission can be found here. Photographs of Rissler and Bartling can be found here.