Mission Statement:

The Economic Development Department will facilitate the mobilization of community assets to diversify employment, entrepreneurship, and financial empowerment of the Meskwaki Nation.


Current Projects:


Meskwaki IDA Program


Local Foods


Meskwaki Community Farm


Financial Literacy


Wind Project


Indianpreneurship Training


Meskwaki Valley Business Park





Economic Development Staff
Director Larry Lasley
Administrative Assistant V Shoshonis Brown
GIS Analyst Joshua Sales
Community Development Specialist Stephen Scott
Red Earth Gardens
Farm Production Manager Neo Mazur
Farm Business Development Coordinator Sandy McAntire
Workforce Development Coordinator Ashley Noonan
Crew Leader Pedro Almo
Farm Stand Coordinator Melinda Mauskemo
Farm Crew Lucius Bear
Farm Crew Brian Johnson
Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative
Local Foods Coordinator Mary Augustine
Food & Family Engagement Coordinator Emma O'Polka
Garden Assistant Christie Mauskemo
Agroforesty Specialist vacant


Physical Address: Mailing Address: Phone: 641.484.9501

Meskwaki Business Center

1496 Hwy 30

Suite 500
Tama, IA 52339

349 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339
Fax: 641.484.4679