irst District Association of Local Governments (First District) is a voluntary association of local governments working cooperatively for the benefit of East Central South Dakota. Established in 1971, First District's purpose was the encouragement of a regional approach to planning and development, the improvement of the quality of governmental services, and the attainment of great savings from the technical assistance the District would provide. First District was the first of six districts to be started in South Dakota and originally served a ten county area.