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Leadership class recuriting

POSTED: August 7, 2017 6:00 p.m.

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017-18 class of Leadership Liberty.

Class participants take part in an nine-month class, meeting at least once a month and learning about the community, including: county and city government, public health, public education, tourism, economic development and more. There is an overnight session in Atlanta to watch state government in action and meet elected leaders.  

The cost is $700 and includes accommodations and food, as well as transportation to Atlanta. Since its inception in 2004-05, Leadership Liberty has graduated some 100 participants who either live or work in the county. These participants have heard from various sectors of the community, as well as taken part in the leadership modules provided by the Fanning Institute of Leadership at the University of Georgia.

“I strongly encourage our business leaders to take part in this program, so that better relationships between the business community and our local government can be built,” chamber CEO Leah Poole said. “I believe it is very valuable learning how local government entities work and the huge challenges a growing community like Liberty County faces.”

To nominate someone or to receive an application contact Poole at 912-368-4445 or email

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