Leadership Oneida County

Leadership Oneida County is a nine-month program that will cultivate and prepare emerging leaders in Oneida County. Leadership Oneida County creates an awareness of services and organizations within the County, and reinforces an individuals call to civic responsibility and citizen involvement.

Leadership Oneida County serves as a catalyst in connecting community leaders with local resources, and fosters relationships and self-awareness of Candidates leadership potential.

Candidates from the previous programs shared these thoughts at Graduation:

  • I was able to identify strengths and weaknesses, which has assisted me in my personal and professional relationships.
  • I developed new relationships and made important community connections.
  • I’m a life-long resident, and learned there is a lot more out there than I realized the variety of information presented each month was surprising.
  • I gained a much broader understanding of Oneida County.

The program will kick-off on Friday, September 21st with a retreat at Kemp Natural Resource Station in Woodruff. Leadership Oneida County will then meet monthly for day-long sessions, from 8am to 4pm, beginning in October and conclude with the graduation ceremony in May. Each monthly session will focus on a specific area within the County including business, industry, medical, education, government, and community services. Program activities will include touring Oneida County businesses, meeting with community leaders, and completing a community project.

The program fee is $375 ($350 if an accepted application is received by 7/1/2017) per participant, and will cover all fees including retreats, lunches for each monthly session, and program materials.

Leadership Oneida County is open to all Oneida County residents and/or employees of Oneida County businesses. Two 50% scholarships are available, and will be awarded based upon need and candidate qualifications.

The 2017-2018 Leadership Oneida County program is limited to 20 participants.

For application materials, please contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce. Final application deadline is August 1, 2017. Applications can be mailed to the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 795, Rhinelander, WI 54501 or emailed to assistant@rhinelanderchamber.com. Applications can be dropped off in person at 450 W. Kemp St. Rhinelander, WI 54501.

An online application can be submitted here. Link to application is available at www.RhinelanderChamber.com and https://www.facebook.com/LeadershipOneidaCounty/

2017 – 2018 Program Overview

Program kicks-off September 21, 2017 with an all-day retreat and Program Days are the third Thursday of each month from 8am to 4:30pm

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Kick-Off Retreat at Kemp Natural Resource Station, Woodruff

October 19, 2017

Building Media Relationships and Community Project Day

November 16, 2017


December 21, 2017

Law Enforcement & Local Government

January 18, 2018

Community Services Day

February 1, 2018

Mid-Year Retreat at Rondele Ranch, Harshaw

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Medical Day in Minocqua

March 15, 2018

Business, Cultural and Tourism in Three Lakes

April 19, 2018

Industry Day

May 17, 2018

Presentation of Candidates Community Projects
Graduation Luncheon
Presentation of Mel Davidson Leadership Award and Leadership Alumni Award


2017-2018 Leadership Oneida County Application


Stay in the loop and get our e–newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.