The next group of leaders is being recruited in Vilas County.
Vilas Vision was born in 2003 to find and train new leaders. More than 100 people have gone through the program.The program is in cooperation with the Lac du Flambeau tribe.
UW-Extension Community Resource Development agent Chris Stark says the program is an investment in people to improve their leadership skills. He says business people and volunteers are two key groups who could be involved.
"...just want to get to know their community better, get to know Vilas County better and also network...this is a tremendous networking opportunity with other individuals in your community. Several locations are visited during the six months we have it..."
Stark says students are encouraged to find a project and there's one visible reminder of the leadership program.
"There never used to be a Farmer's Market in Eagle River....the very first Vilas Vision class going back to 2003-2004 came up with the concept of 'hey, it's time to have a Farmer's Market here', in Eagle River..."
More information is available at the Vilas County UW-Extension office in the courthouse at Eagle River.