Sunday, April 29, 2018

ODEGEO Class accepting applications

Odegeo. . .Leadership for Fillmore County Now Accepting
Applications for the 2018-2019 Class

The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) Leadership Committee has announced plans for the 2018-2019 “Odegeo . . .Leadership for Fillmore County” course that will begin in September.  Applications are available May 1st.

The mission of the leadership program is to identify, educate, and develop leaders within Fillmore County.  The program began in 1994 and has had over 200 graduates.

The class meets nine times a year beginning in September.  The goal is to development an awareness of the Fillmore County community by examining the major systems that contribute to patterns of life in the area.  The introductory class is an evening session and the following eight sessions are day-long sessions and cover Fillmore County history, tourism, government, economic development, energy, education health and human services, agriculture, business and industry, law enforcement, and leadership skills.  In June a graduation celebration is held.

The Leadership Committee is looking for individuals who are willing to commit both time and energy toward involvement in the community and have a desire for personal growth and opportunities.  The committee makes a conscious effort to select participants from the Fillmore County area who represent a cross section of the population in terms of gender, age, occupations and communities.  Class size is limited to 16 participants.

For more information about the program and to download an application go to the FCDC website  A person may also phone Patt at 402-759-4910 or email her with questions or to request an application.  Applications are due July 15th.

Partial scholarships are available for self-employed business owners, stay at home parents, or retired persons.

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