Pictured are the members of the 2019 Leadership Oneida County graduating class. Front row: Ted Holom; Cecily Dawson, Lakeland Realty; Sammi Houle, CoVantage Credit Union; Sara Tienhaara, Nicolet College; Christina Schultz, Wipfli LLP; Liz Cochrane, AmericInn; Jill Nicholson, Ascension Medical Group; Krystal Fochs, Culvers; Abbie Cline, YMCA of the Northwoods. Back row: Carrie Theisen, Alhstom-Munksjo; Bob Chasteen, Peoples State Bank; Mackenzie Martin, WXPR Public Radio; Christy Schneider, First Weber; Ashly Hartmann, RVI High Performance Building Experts; Lyn Pietila, Demmer Memorial Library; Mia Slizewski, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
5/25/2019 7:30:00 AM Leadership Oneida County graduates ninth class
Leadership Oneida County recognized 16 new graduates of the program in a ceremony at Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw Thursday, May 16. These community and business leaders participated in monthly day-long activities from September through May and completed three community projects.
"The goal of Leadership Oneida County is to develop a sense of commitment to being a leader in our community," steering committee member Lauren Sackett said in a press release. "Participants learn that leadership takes many forms, and that in Oneida County there are opportunities in many areas of interest - everybody says they learned at least one thing they didn't know Oneida County had to offer."
Prior to the graduation ceremony, the 2018-2019 candidates presented their final reports on the three community service projects they completed during the program. Those three projects are "Float Your Boat", which will add to outdoor recreation in Rhinelander, the "Hodag Hutch", which focuses on youth literacy and expanding access to books, and a third project that focused on understanding what motivates teenagers to stay or leave the Northwoods area after graduating.
Leadership Oneida County is a nine-month program that cultivates and prepares emerging leaders in Oneida County. Leadership Oneida County creates an awareness of services and organizations within the county and reinforces an individual's call to civic responsibility and citizen involvement. Applications for the program are accepted in August of each year. The program begins in late September and the members meet monthly, culminating with final community service project presentation and graduation ceremony in late May.
Leadership Oneida County began in 2009, and now boasts over 125 alumni of the program.
For more information about Leadership Oneida County, contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-365-7464.
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