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ODC Welcomes Four New Board Members

10/04/2021 11:16:47 AM Author Stephany Hartman

The Board recently elected Jim Canales, Sherry Evenson, Angel Whitehead and Barb Friedrich to the ODC Board of Directors.


Growth = Success

04/13/2021 1:51:48 PM Author Stephany Hartman

ODC congratulates Thomas, who recently landed his first job with Walgreens in Minocqua! 


Shining Star Award

04/06/2021 9:01:23 AM Author Stephany Hartman

Former ODC Project SEARCH student and 2018 Personal Achievement Award Recipient for the Northwoods region, Alex, is  the most recent recipient of the Marshfield Clinic’s Shining Star Award.


Around Town

03/12/2021 1:15:38 PM Author Stephany Hartman

Community members and participants enjoyed the first ever “ODC Around Town Scavenger Hunt” with a Valentine-theme.


Create with Purpose

02/19/2021 8:14:47 AM Author Stephany Hartman

Milkweed Market now carries “Create with Purpose”, items created by ODC participants.


Leading By Example

02/03/2021 1:03:00 PM Author Stephany Hartman

ODC’s Project Search Supervisor, Danielle Nystrom, was recently named the MACCI 2021 Leadership Marshfield Alumnus of the Year.


Strenn appointed as President/CEO

01/07/2021 1:51:22 PM Author Stephany Hartman

Julie Strenn has been appointed President/CEO of ODC by the ODC Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2021.

Julie’s appointment is part of a two-year executive transition plan, as Pam Ross, previous ODC President/CEO will assume a part-time advisory role to continue to support this transition until her retirement in 2022.


Alyssa - advocating and teaching her peers

12/09/2020 11:16:30 AM Author Stephany Hartman

“I am so grateful for all the help and support I have received from ODC. In this time, they have helped me to also attend many online classes, which is really helpful when I am not able to leave my house and go many places. I appreciate all the ways they worked with me and believe in me. I am so excited to see what the future holds.”


Giving Thanks!

11/25/2020 11:30:52 AM Author Stephany Hartman

Giving Thanks!

“I truly believe that without the support of ODC I would not have my job right now. I just want to say thanks for everything.  It means the world!”

ODC participant, Chelsey, wrote an amazing thank you note to ODC and we wanted to share her experiences with you. We also reached out to Chelsey’s employer and they had such great compliments for Chelsey. Everyone is feeling grateful with Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Chelsey has been with DVR since high school and in November 2019 was able to find part-time employment in the community. But she still wanted more.