Ladd Edmo

Secretary of the Fort Hall Business Council

Phone: (208)478-3804


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Ladd is serving his fourth term on the Fort Hall Business Council. He is a lifelong resident of the Fort Hall Reservation and resides in the Fort Hall District.

Ladd attended schools in both Fort Hall and Blackfoot during his youth.He graduated from Intermountain Indian High School. Ladd played football and basketball in the Fort Hall Little Leagues and continued his passion for sports in high school and junior college where he lettered in football and basketball in high school and at the collegiate level.

Ladd continued his education at Haskell Indian Jr. College in Lawrence, Kansas where he was on the Dean's List and received an Associates of Applied Science Degree. He specialized in carpentry and construction services and has been a Journeyman Carpenter for over 35 years. Ladd is a current member of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters Union.

Prior to serving on Council, Edmo served as the Construction Project Manager for the Fort Hall Housing Authority HUD Program from 1999-2010, where he obtained his Idaho State Electrical Contractor's License. Ladd served as a Tribal Land Use Policy Commissioner from 2014-2017 where he helped develop the Pahsimeroi Capital LLC to provide Tribal Members an opportunity to buy land and assist the membership in having more homeownership opportunities.

During Ladd's tenure on council, he has also served as the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Sergeant at  Arms. He has taken a lead on the Sockeye-Salmon Initiative supporting best efforts to manage the Salmon since they are on the brink of extinction. In 2019, Ladd served as the Vice-Chair of the Idano Council of Indian affairs and was proud to serve as a mentor to youth attending the Idaho National Guard for the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy.

In 2020, Ladd advocated to the Idaho State Senate Affairs Committee for additional protections and action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP). In 2022, he was instrumental in bringing STEM educational opportunities to Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School. He has also served on the Idaho Indian Education Committee. Ladd is an avid hunter and fisherman and spends times with his children, grandchildren and great granddaughters.


Our Location

We are located just off Interstate 15, Exit 80 and down Agency Road in the Tribal Business Center