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Program Graduates New Leaders

Lara Reed

The next 12 graduates from Leadership Oneida County finished their work last week at a ceremony at Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw.

Having completed four year's worth of classes, Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lara Reed says results are showing up in the community...

"....we're starting to see all of our alumni becoming more and more active in the community. We're seeing the goals of the program to get people involved and active and be a role model and a leader in our community. We're starting to see that happen. We're starting to see the goal of what you are doing actually come to fruition..."

The nine-month program takes people through various aspects of local institutions, from government, business, healthcare, media and other areas. The participants complete a project meant to help a local non-profit agency.

Reed says through four years, 60 graduates have gone through the course. She says they will be looking for 20 new candidates for next year's class.