Department of Community Development
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Community Development Identifies Core Services to Be Provided
Acting Commissioner of Community Development Peter Nayquonabe issued a memorandum on March 17 to identify core services that will be provided by the Department in the event of a partial or near-complete shutdown of the Tribal Government as a result of a potential COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Click here for the complete memorandum.
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 Acting Commissioner of Community Development is Peter Nayquonabe, who also serves as Assistant Commissioner of Administration.
The Project Management team oversees all phases of government-funded construction projects, which include civic buildings, renovations, new home construction, parks, and infrastructure.
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.
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).
District II Supervisor