Odegeo...Leadership for Fillmore County is a countywide program available to all residents. The purpose of the program is to identify, educate and develop leaders within Fillmore County. Over the last 20 years there have been 218 graduates. 

The next class will began in September 2018. The first session is an evening session followed by eight day-long sessions that are held the third Tuesday of each month, The sessions cover topics from history, tourism, government, law, economic and community development, education, business and agriculture. Class size is limited to 15.

2018-2019 Odegeo Application

Calendar for 2018-2019

September 18: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Orientation Retreat, “Getting to Know Yourself and Each Other”, Leadership Skills
October 16: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    History and Tourism, “A Great Place to Live & Visit”, Leadership Skills
November 20: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Government & Economic/Community Development, Leadership Skills
December 18: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     ABC’s of Education, “Learning Never Stops” Leadership Skills
January 15: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Health & Human Services, “ Help Is Available & How to Access It”, Leadership Skills
February 19: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Legislative Day at the Capitol, “Sessions, Tours, and Opinions”
March 19: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Agriculture, “ Fillmore County’s #1 Business”, Leadership Skills
April 16: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Business & Industry, “Manufacturing, Service & Retail”, Leadership Skills
May 21: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Legal/Law Enforcement, “Safety, Security & Justice”, Leadership Skills
June 18: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Graduation Ceremony
“Lunch, Recognition & Celebration”
Marcus Ruhl talking about
Touchstone Orthapaedics
A speaker from Ascercare at the
HHS Leadership Session
2016-2017 Class
Odegeo...Leadership for Fillmore County

Not only an honor, but a responsibility.

  1. To develop awareness of the Fillmore County communities, its opportunities, problems and challenges by examining the major systems which contirube to patterns of life in the area. 
  2. ​To develop leadership skills and qualities which lead to creative and insighful community solutions. 
  3. To insure broad community future leadership by recruting diverse participants who are emerging leaders.
  4. ​To motivate and encourage participants to assume leadership roles in community affairs.