Department of Community Development

The Community Development department strives to provide development and improvement services that promote safety, security, and cultural sensitivity while building communities.

The Community Development Department is in charge of housing and other construction projects, roads, and infrastructure, including water and sewer.

The department is supervised by the Commissioner of Community Development, who is appointed by the Chief Executive and ratified by the Band Assembly. The current Commissioner of Community Development is Percy Benjamin.

Contacts



Percy Benjamin
Commissioner of Community Development

320-532-7508


Pete Nayquonabe
Executive Director

320-532-7489


Maia Satterlund
Receptionist

320-532-7448


Project Management

The Project Management team oversees all phases of government-funded construction projects, which include civic buildings, renovations, new home construction, parks, and infrastructure.



Mike Moilanen
Director of Planning and Project Management

320-532-7438


Ryan Jendro
Project Manager

320-532-7857


Carla Dunkley
Project Management Compliance Officer

320-532-7429


Archie Cash
Project Coordinator

320-532-7432


Public Works

The Public Works Department oversees road maintenance, water, wastewater, solid waste and facilities. Each year, all three districts participate in a spring cleaning. Solid Waste provides dumpsters in designated areas for Band members to use so they can clean their homes and yards.



Brian Scheinost
Director of Public Works

320-532-7437


Anthony Pike
Roads Supervisor

320-532-7729


Dan Gammon
Water/Wastewater Supervisor

320-532-3031

Housing Department

The goal of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Housing Department is to provide affordable, attractive, safe and comfortable homes to Mille Lacs Band members. The department offers home loan programs, home improvement grants, and affordable housing programs to Band members.

For more information, see Housing.

FOR HOUSING EMERGENCIES, CALL

866-822-8538 (Press 1, 2 or 3 for respective districts).



Daniel Boyd III
Director of Housing

320-532-7483

320-630-2620


Facilities

The Facilities division of the Community Development Department manages community centers and the District I Government Center.

Rhonda Sam
Manager of Facilities

320-532-7431

Vacant
District II Supervisor

320-630-8649

Kevin White
District IIA Maintenance

320-676-1106

Shannon Thomas
District III Supervisor

320-384-6240

Solid Waste Service

Application for Solid Waste Disposal Service
Solid Waste – Request to Change Address
Request to Terminate Solid Waste Service

Note: Solid waste service is available to those living within Public Works service areas.

Community Development Policies

Community Development Applications