Encounter Oak Ridge is a four-session program designed to introduce Oak Ridge to new residents and new employees. 


Each session will focus on different aspects of the Oak Ridge community.

Participants will be introduced to the unique aspects of Oak Ridge – a small, southern town with international influence and impact.

The cost to participate in the program is $400 per person and includes meals, transportation and program costs. All sessions take place on Monday afternoons. Millennium Partners receive a 10% discount. If necessary, the program will be modified for a virtual experience.


  • September 14, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. – “Opening the Gate: an Introduction to Oak Ridge” – Program overview; history of Oak Ridge; tour; dinner; attend an Oak Ridge City Council meeting
  • September 21, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. – “Live, Work, & Play in Oak Ridge” – Learn about the numerous enrichment opportunities and the Oak Ridge quality of life
  • September 28, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. – “The Federal Presence & Oak Ridge Partners; $3B in Your Backyard” – Tour federal sites
  • October 5, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. – “Oak Ridge through Your Eyes” – Opportunity to share what you have learned about Oak Ridge; reception with Oak Ridge leaders.

To download a brochure with a registration form, click here.

Center for Leadership and Community Development
1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The Oak Ridge Center for Leadership & Community Development (CLCD) is an affiliated organization of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

The CLCD’s mission is to support successful growth, development and cohesion of the Oak Ridge community through leadership
programs and organizations of its chosen visions and goals.

The vision of the CLCD is to build a collective of superb leaders who are responsive to the needs of the Oak Ridge community.