Alderman- Ward I
Linda Bartholomew is a retired business owner and community activist. Bartholomew and her husband, Tom, owned and operated the Faulkton Drug in Faulkton, SD for forty-three years before selling the business in 2008. Bartholomew is and has been involved with many organizations and projects in the Faulkton area and has served on several boards. She served as the music liturgist at her church for over 45 years before retiring from that position in 2013. Both she and her husband served on the Faulkton Area Medical Center Foundation Campaign Steering Committee which helped raise close to a million dollars and resulted in a new hospital being built and opened in Faulkton in 2007. Bartholomew is presently on the boards of the Faulkton Development Corporation, the Faulk County Library and the Faulkton Area Medical Center, is a member of the Faulkton Housing and Redevelopment Commission and the City Council. A charter member of the Faulkton Area Arts Council which was founded in 1975, Bartholomew now serves as its treasurer and is one of its project directors. As an arts advocate, it has been her mission to bring more awareness of the arts to the community with emphasis placed on the younger generation through numerous artist in school residencies. In 1999, she was awarded the South Dakota Governor’s Awards in the Arts for Support of the Arts by and Individual. She is on the Housing Task Force committee of the development board and currently serves as its secretary. She is also an advocate for the community of Faulkton, it's progressive nature and for it's "can-do" attitude.