About Community Development
Community Development Strategic Plan
Sehkoli Oneida Nation Members,
Below you will find a link to our latest Oneida Nation – Community Economic Development Strategic Plan (August 2018)
Troy D. Parr, AIA
Community Development Director
The Community Development
In October of 2017, work was completed to reorganize the (now-formerly known as) Development Division. This allowed for the full implementation of the new organizational structure to support future staffing and program implementation. The updated vision and mission statements of the division are as follows:
Community Development Vision
To elevate the Oneida Nation by providing community development practices that nurture and sustain Oneida families to prosperity.
Community Development Mission
To strategically implement systems that foster sustainable development and growth that reflect Tsiˀ niyukwalihotʌ (our ways) with innovative approaches that enrich the natural, built and environments.
We look forward to providing new and improved services to support the Community Development Initiatives of the Oneida Nation with this new focus.
Economic Development Efforts (History)
The Economic Development Department played an important role in the rapid advancement of the Oneida Nation in the early 1990’s. However, this department has been missing from the Oneida Nation organization chart for the past 15+ years. The current focus is to revitalize purposeful Economic Development Efforts for the Oneida Nation.
In December 2017, TIP Strategies, Oneida Nation’s consultant for the Economic Development Strategic Plan, held a meeting to kick-off the effort to develop the new plan. The kick-off meeting was well attended by organizational staff as well as Oneida external corporations’ representatives. Feedback from the kick-off was very positive from those in attendance.
Community Development Area
Community Development Area continues to function at a high level to provide government function in the areas of Planning, GIS and Zoning. The Engineering Department continues to manage the CIP (Capital Improvement Process) Projects and act as the “owner’s representative” for all CIP projects. Additionally, the Oneida Nation TTP (Tribal Transportation Program) provides the maintenance funding for existing roads as well as the planning, design and construction of new Tribal Roads.
A word from the Director
On behalf of the Community Development Area, thank you for visiting our website and learning more about our division. Please feel free to explore the information contained in our division’s website content.
Should you have any questions about any of the services we provide for the Oneida Nation and its members, please feel free to contact me at any time. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at my office phone number of 920-869-4529.
Yaw^ko (thank you),
TROY D. PARR, AIA, LEED®AP[BD+C]
Oneida Architect, Director