Tricia Fowler stepped into her new role as Ward 4 City Council Representative on Monday, October 30. Members of the city council were present to approve her election. Fowler was poised and confident as Mayor Randy Smith led her through the swearing in ritual.
Fowler will serve the remaining six months of the Ward 4 council seat in Belle Fourche left vacant by Dr. Rebecca Larson. The position became open when Dr. Larson and her family relocated. One hundred twenty-five of the 1,104 registered voters in Butte County cast their ballots in a special election on Tuesday, October 24.
Tricia Fowler’s track record and demeanor warrant confidence. She has a long track record of participating in civic organizations. In Cheyenne, Wyoming she served on the board of directors of the Cheyenne fire department. Here in Belle Fourche, she has devoted her time to the Center of the Nation Sportsman’s Club and the Belle Fourche Auxiliary Fire Department.
Filling Rebecca Larson’s city council seat may be a watershed moment for Tricia Fowler. She is comfortable stepping into Dr. Larson’s role. “I liked Rebecca’s direction.” She said. “She really looked after the town.” Fowler has many of the same goals. She would like to see aesthetic and functional improvements in Belle Fourche. Infrastructure and employee retention are two of her top priorities. “Downtown should look better and the streets can be improved.” She noted.
Originally from Bowman, North Dakota Tricia Fowler has lived in North Dakota, Wyoming, and now South Dakota, for the past nine years.
Her work ethic is indisputably strong. Currently, she is a cosmetologist at Vanity Salon in Belle Fourche. A second-generation professional cosmetologist, Fowler has been in business for herself for many years.
With her husband Aaron, Fowler operates a DJ business called Redline Entertainment. They enjoy presenting at weddings and other functions in the region. The couple has one daughter who Fowler proudly proclaims, “is learning cosmetology to become a third- generation cosmetologist.”
“I hope to make it to most of the functions” she said, emphasizing her commitment to the Belle Fourche community.
Tricia Fowler describes herself as a people person who makes friends easily. She is good at fundraising and likes helping people. With her focus on positivity and appreciation of democracy she looks forward to improving the quality of life in Belle Fourche during her City Council Tenure.