About Us

History of the East Central RDC

The East Central Regional Development Commission was organized by petition of local units of government in 1973.  Formation of regional development commissions – RDCs – is authorized under the Regional Development Act of 1969.  An updated Regional Development Act was passed in 1997 by the Minnesota Legislature.  There are 13 development regions in Minnesota.

Mission of the East Central Regional Development Commission                                                                                                           

The East Central Regional Development Commission’s mission is to provide leadership and direction through problem solving.  We do this by initiating projects and programs that lead to create solutions to regional problems, by providing technical assistance and by identifying and developing available resources.  Our mission is to provide a leadership role as an advocate for East Central Minnesota to bring about positive change.

Employment Opportunities

ECRDC Job Application (Word format)

ECRDC Job Application (PDF format) 


The East Central Regional Development Commission (ECRDC) has a vacancy on the Commission Board for a Public Interest Representative from Mille Lacs County.  According to State Law, and the ECRDC Bylaws, a person representing the general public interest of the county must be appointed.  The position is for a two-year term.  Any person who is a resident of Mille Lacs County and would be willing to serve on the Commission’s governing body is encouraged to apply.  Deadline is February 19, 2024.

Public Interest Application – (Word format)

Public Interest Application – (Fillable pdf format)

Contact Info


Contact Us:

100 Park St. S., Mora, MN 55051
Phone: (320) 679-4065
Email: ecrdc@ecrdc.org

ECRDC Board Meeting Dates

 Meeting Dates Time   Location
February 26, 2024 7:00 p.m. ECRDC Offices
April 22, 2024 7:00 p.m. ECRDC Offices
June 24, 2024 5:30 p.m. TBD
August 26, 2024 7:00 p.m. ECRDC Offices
October 28, 2024 7:00 p.m. ECRDC Offices
December 16, 2024 7:00 p.m. ECRDC Offices

ECRDC Agendas and Minutes






ECRDC Board Orientation