Donovan Young Man was presented with SDREA’s 2024 Legacy of Leadership Award. This award highlights outstanding cooperative leaders who lend their talent, time, expertise, and passion toward achieving success for their cooperatives and their service areas.
Young Man serves as a board director for Lacreek Electric Association, in Martin, S.D., and as a director for SDREA. He is dedicated to the electric cooperative movement and mission and has held leadership positions on various cooperative boards at the local and regional levels for 29 years. Additionally, Young Man has served for 41 years in many roles at the Oglala Lakota County School District, where he made an enduring contribution to the local youth. From 1992 to 1996, he served on the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, and has served on the Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees since 2014.
Donovan Young Man’s life and contributions are a testament to his deep-rooted commitment to his community. His dedication to serving on numerous fronts showcases his unwavering desire to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those in his community.