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Leadership Oneida County

The University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Leadership Oneida County program.

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 individual’s 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 looked forward to Leadership day each month because I learned so much about the community I’ve lived in for so long”
  • “The variety of information presented each month was surprising”
  • “I gained a much broader understanding of Oneida County”

The program will kick-off on September 24th with an overnight retreat at Treehaven.  Leadership Oneida County will then meet monthly for day-long sessions, from 8am to 4:30pm, beginning in October and concluding with a 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 $350 per participant and will cover all expenses including the overnight retreat, 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 2014-2015 Leadership Oneida County program is limited to 20 participants.

Download application materials below or apply online. Paper applications can be mailed to the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 795, Rhinelander, WI 54501 or dropped off in-person at 450 W Kemp St, Rhinelander, WI. Digital copies may also be emailed to director@rhinelanderchamber.com.

Download Leadership Oneida County Application Materials

Apply Online

Application deadline is Friday, August 29, 2014


2014 – 2015 Program Overview

Program days are the third Thursday of each month from 8am to 4:30pm

September 24-25, 2014

Overnight Retreat at Treehaven

September 24 at Noon through September 25 at Noon

October 16, 2014


November 20, 2014

Law Enforcement & Government

December 18, 2014

Building Media Relationships

January 15, 2015

Community Services

February 19, 2015


March 19, 2015

Business, Cultural and Tourism

April 16, 2015


May 21, 2015

Presentation of Candidates’ Community Projects

Graduation Luncheon

Presentation of Mel Davidson Leadership Award and Leadership Alumni Award


To graduate, a minimum of 90% attendance is required. Absenteeism will result in being dropped from the program.  Program tuition is non-refundable.