The City of Wadena Economic Development Authority (EDA), created in 1991, seeks to improve the economic condition of Wadena. Focusing on appropriate commercial and industrial development, the EDA works to establish a higher tax base and additional job opportunities for the citizens of Wadena. The EDA provides resources and tools, including loans and grants, to support this kind of development.
The commission consists of seven members, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Each member serves a six-year term. There is no term limit. Members do not receive monetary compensation.
Application and Membership Requirements
The Mayor recommends applicants to the City Council based on their interest in economic development and commercial and industrial (re)development, along with willingness to serve and background.
Applications for the EDA are available by contacting the City of Wadena City Clerk at City Administrative Offices, 222 2nd Street SE.
Meetings are scheduled on the fourth Thursday of the month; special meetings are occasionally called. It is desired that members make every attempt to be present at all meetings.
Wadena Development Authority
Dean Uselman, Director
222 2nd Street SE
Wadena, MN 56482