Leadership Oneida County
INSPIRING LEADERS TO ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY
A community leadership program since 2010, Leadership Oneida County convenes a cohort of professionals from a variety of business sectors to engage in monthly sessions that expose participants to various areas of our community, challenge their thinking, and inspire them to get involved in improving the quality of life for Oneida County. The program is designed for driven professionals that are committed to personal, professional, and community growth with class sizes being around 20 individuals.
Running from September to May, the monthly gatherings include speakers, team-building activities, interactive lessons, and opportunities to build connections between classmates. The goal is to expose participants to various areas of our community, challenge their thinking and inspire them to get involved in improving the quality of life for everyone in the community.
Details about dates and topics can be found by clicking here. Teams work on a project that benefits the community to raise awareness, solve a community issue, or help meet the needs of a nonprofit organization.
Participants come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience is for those who wish to build strong relationships, will work to improve our community after commencement, and are committed to their own personal and professional development.
Leadership Oneida County is now accepting nominations for two leadership awards to be presented at its annual graduation ceremony.
The Mel Davidson Leadership award and the Leadership Oneida County Outstanding Alumni award will be presented to two outstanding individuals who exhibit leadership and commitment to Oneida County. The Mel Davidson Leadership award recognizes any person in Oneida County that shows outstanding leadership and service within the County - nominees do not necessarily have to have previous history with the Leadership Oneida County program. The Outstanding Alumni award recognizes Leadership Oneida County alumni who are continuing to develop their leadership presence in in the county and who have used their experiences in the program to further their service to the county.
Nominations should outline the nominee’s leadership activities in Oneida County, any previous involvement with the Leadership Oneida County program, and comments on why the nominee is deserving of the award. Nominations are due by 4pm on Friday, April 21.
The Leadership Oneida County Steering Committee will select the 2023 award winners after reviewing all nominations. The award winners and the 2022-2023 class of Leadership Oneida County will be recognized at the Leadership Oneida County graduation ceremony at The Pines Event Center on May 11th.