Frank James

Staff Director

Frank James is currently Dakota Rural Action’s Staff Director. He began organizing in the late 1990s with DRA. Since then he’s been the Staff Director at the Idaho Rural Council and a Regional Organizer with the Western Organization of Resource Councils.

Frank was raised on a South Dakota family farm in Day County and farmed with his family for four years before returning to Dakota Rural Action.

He is married to Kim and together they have a 12-year-old son, Brandon. They live in Toronto, SD.

Reach Frank at 605.697.5204 or at fejames@dakotarural.org .