The 2014-15 Leadership Liberty class traveled to Atlanta on Feb. 2 for their session on state government and participated in a visit facilitated by Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.
The trip to Atlanta is an annual event for Leadership Liberty and allows the class to observe the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate in session, as well as meet with some of the heads of various Georgia government state agencies.
The day started with a visit to the Cynergy building to meet with Jim O’Bryan, retail specialist for the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, to talk about retail development and what Georgia EMC does for development in Georgia. This visit was sponsored by Coastal EMC and Canochee EMC.
“This visit to the Capitol is an integral part of the Leadership Liberty program because it gives participants a first-hand look at how various entities of government work together and also shows them what some of our great utility partners throughout the state do to increase economic development,” said Leah Poole, chief executive officer for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This is the 11th year of the Leadership Liberty program. The goal of the eight-month program is to shape and mold the future leaders of Liberty County by informing them of and educating them about the various resources available throughout the community. The participants learn about the inner workings of various levels of government, education, health care, tourism and economic development.