Oneida county is looking for its next generation of leaders and residents or people who work in the county are asked to think about enrolling.
Leadership Oneida County creates an awareness of services and organizations within the County, and reinforces an individuals call to civic responsibility and citizen involvement.
One of the graduates is WJFW- TV's Ben Meyer who is also on the steering committee for this year's program...
"....it is a program for people who already consider themselves leaders in our community and for people may be developing into leaders will find value in. It exposes people to all our different sectors within Oneida county. Introduces them to the people who make change and the influential people within those sectors and introduces them to the community at the same time as they develop themselves as leaders and caps it off with a service project for the community...."
The program is a collaboration of several groups, including Oneida County UW-Extension, Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce and other commercial and non-profit groups in the county. About 150 people have graduated from the program since it began in 2009. There's a limit of 20 positions.
Meyer says applications before July 1 cost $350, after July 1 it's 375, with the final application on August 1..
"...there are really opportunities for growth here. Leadership Oneida County meets once a month for a full day the third Thursday of each month and tours a different sector and community within Oneida county. I have never heard anything but great reviews from alumni like myself that have done it in the past. It has always been a very thumbs-up program...."
Meyer was named the Male Community Volunteer of the Year for 2016 by the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
More information is on the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce website.