Pierre, South Dakota , United States
|| January 28, 1971
Jul 31, 2020 04:30pm
ABOUT BRYCE HEALY
Commissioner Bryce Healy was elected to the Office of the Commissioner of School and Public Lands in November 2002. Commissioner Healy’s office manages over 800,000 acres of state trust land and has over 1,500 leaseholders. Commissioner Healy has opened all state trust land for public hunting and recreational use.
Each year the office returns the income generated from grazing leases, mineral leases and interest from the permanent trust fund to South Dakota school districts and endowed institutions. Currently, Commissioner Healy is the youngest land commissioner in the nation.
Commissioner Healy was raised on a farm/ranch near Pukwana, South Dakota. After graduating from Chamberlain High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Ag-Business from South Dakota State University.
Before moving to Pierre, Commissioner Healy was the Director of Field Services for the South Dakota Farmers Union. There he focused on building and enhancing producer owned value-added processing cooperatives. In addition, Commissioner Healy oversaw member services in which he worked closely with farmers and ranchers.
Commissioner Healy is a member of the South Dakota Boys’ State Corporation Board, a member of Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the Wild Turkey Federation, South Dakota Shooting Sports Association affiliated with the National Rifle Association, Farmers Union, Saint John’s Catholic Church, South Dakota Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis and the Masons. Commissioner Healy and the Healy family still own the farm/ranch operation, which had been in the family for over 100 years. Commissioner Healy and his wife Mary, have two daughters Hannah and Kennedy.