Smith is 2022 Cosmopolitan International Member Service Award Winner

Dacotah Bank — (Sioux Fall, SD) — Earlier this year, Matthew Smith, Market President in Sioux Falls, received the Sioux Falls Cosmopolitan Club Community Service Award. In addition to the local award, this led to a nomination for the national award. He was recognized on July 23 as the 2022 Cosmopolitan International Member Community Service Award Winner. 

As described in the nominating packet: “…Matt Smith has been an outstanding member of the Sioux Falls Cosmopolitan Club for over 20 years. His contributions and active participation in the life of our Club, the business life of Sioux Falls and his service to his family, his faith life, and his community – all of which make him a deserving candidate for this award. Two of the most significant projects of our club have Matt’s fingerprints all over them. Our Sweetest Day of Golf fundraiser began in 2010 with Matt’s deep involvement. Currently that annual event raises approximately $30,000 per year that goes toward the club’s charitable donations. And our latest project, a $50,000 pledge toward the building of a “tiny home” as part of a Veterans Community Project, was brought to the club by Matt through his involvement with this remarkable community service project that targets veteran homelessness.”

Known as The Club that Fights Diabetes, Cosmopolitan Service focuses on preventing and curing diabetes touching the lives of thousands of people. A cross-section of members from business and community life enables the Clubs to act, participating in a broad range of other community service projects, as well. Member Community Service Award (established in 1994) is given to an outstanding Cosmopolitan for exemplary achievements in family life, church life, business standing in the community, civic service, community affairs and Cosmopolitan club activities over a period of not less than five full continuous calendar years prior to the date of the International Convention at which the award is to be presented. 

Matt started his banking career with Dacotah Bank in 1998 as a branch manager. In 2016, he was promoted to market president where he continues to serve customers and manage the Sioux Falls market. Matt graduated from University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD in 1999 with a degree in public accounting and business administration. He completed Graduated School of Banking in Wisconsin in 2006. Matt continues to be actively involved in his community. He is a member of the Sioux Falls Noon Cosmopolitan Club, Sioux Falls Seminary where he has served on Leadership Foundation and Board of Trustees, volunteering for Junior Achievement, and United Way volunteer. Matt and his wife, Yvonne, have four children, Kinsey, Aly, Jacob and Emma.  

Join us in congratulating Matt on this well-deserving award!