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 Acting Commissioner of Community Development is Peter Nayquonabe, who also serves as Assistant Commissioner of Administration.

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.

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.

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.


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



Solid Waste Service

Application for Solid Waste Disposal Service

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