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Job Development Authority (JDA)

Contact Information

kevin bishop

county commissioner


connie gilbert

county commissioner

(701) 680-2434

ron brakke

board member

(701) 680-7773

board member

bob smith


(701) 680-3985

Tracy Ekeren

Board Chair

(701) 793-2679

ben gemar

board member

(701) 680-0098

steve thorfinnson

board member

(701) 680-9335

rick mairs



tim kennedy

board member


roger maras

board member


JDA will meet October 18, 2023, in the backroom of the Pizza Ranch, Lisbon 7 pm.


204 5th Avenue West
P.O. Box 668
Lisbon, ND 58054


Quarterly  Meetings

January 18, 2023

April 19, 2023

July 19, 2023

October 18, 2023

The RCJDA is scheduled to meet the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at various locations through out the county. Locations of the meetings will be posted in the Ransom County Gazette and Enderlin Independent or contact a Board Member.

Holidays and Closings information

Useful Information