The Ponca Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO) is a tribally-chartered 501(c) (3) non-profit company. As a community-centered entity, PEDCO seeks to create avenues for the personal, social, and economic development of Ponca tribal members.

The PEDCO board can be reached at pedcoboard@poncatribe-ne.org

PEDCO Articles of Incorporation

PEDCO Bylaws

Meetings

October 20, 2022 (rescheduled from October 11)
5 pm (Lincoln-Lifesize, Osni Ponca Conference Room)
Agenda

Members Needed

PEDCO/PONCA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD
The general mission of the Corporation is: a) to assist the members of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska to become more employable, including through technical assistance, training, and development of skills; b) to increase members marketable employment and business skills and proficiency in order for them to achieve better employment and economic opportunities; c) to assist members with establishing, developing, and growing their own businesses and increasing their business opportunities, including through loan and other funding programs as well as the provision of technical assistance and training for business; and d) to otherwise improve and increase the economic well-being of the members and community of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska as a whole. The Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Ponca Economic Development Corporation and the Bylaws are on the website www.poncatribe-ne.org for your viewing or a copy can be e-mailed to you if requested.

The management and affairs of the Corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors to carry out the purposes of the Corporation. To be eligible for appointment as a Director an individual:
a. Need not be a resident living on Tribal lands or within the territory of the Tribe.
b. Must meet all requirements set forth in the Business Entities Code and any other law of the Tribe applicable to the Corporation; and
c. Must meet any other standards or requirements which the Member’s Representatives may from time to time require.

A $250 stipend per meeting is paid as well as mileage reimbursement up to 410 miles roundtrip.

There will be one term open due to a resignation. Applications are now being accepted.
Applicants must submit letter of interest and current resume to the Tribal Council, Attn: Candace Repenning, P.O. Box 288, Niobrara, NE 68760 or by e-mail crepenning@poncatribe-ne.org. A background check is required. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2022.

There will be one position open due to a term expiring. Applications are now being accepted.
Applicants must submit letter of interest and current resume to the Tribal Council, Attn: Candace Repenning, P.O. Box 288, Niobrara, NE 68760 or by e-mail crepenning@poncatribe-ne.org. A background check is required. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2023.

Board of Directors

Dennis Johnson, Chair (term 3/19/24): poncas@hotmail.com
Brad Ducker, Vice Chair (term 3/19/23): bduck@pedco-ne.org
Jamison Johnson, Treasurer (term 3/19/25): JJohnson@pedco-ne.org
Lee Paulsen, Term 3/19/24: leetpaulsen@gmail.com
Vacant