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OCEDC Receives Leadership Grant

The Leon H. and Clymene M. Bond Foundation recently awarded a $2000.00 grant to Leadership Oconto County. Leadership Oconto County (LOC) aims to expose participants, through a nine month curriculum, to a broad range of opportunities/concerns specific to Oconto County, develop confident leaders, prepare participants for positions of influence, improve decision-making skills, build networks, and develop personal and interpersonal skills. LOC was designed not only to improve the individual participant, but also to impact Oconto County. As a program requirement, participants are tasked with the creation and fulfillment of an impactful community project. To truly achieve the future desired outcome for the community, the project must create social, cultural, and community benefit for all residents, and fulfill needs not currently being met. The grant funds from the Bond Foundation will be used for the class project and are greatly appreciated as they advance the potential scope and impact of this year’s project.

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Picture Left to Right: Bond Foundation Representatives Mary McMonagle, President; Chris Augustine, Director; and Jenni Hanna, Executive Director and Leadership Oconto County Representatives Paul Ehrfurth, OCEDC Executive Director; Kim Pytleski, Oconto County Clerk; and Katie Daul, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital