The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced graduates from the 2012 multi-day training program in Region 12. Participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social-service providers from Coastal Georgia. The curriculum provided insights into the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels.
Liberty County graduates were Ashley Morris, Industrial Development Authority; Gail Evans, Flemington City Council; Elise Stafford, Liberty Regional Medical Center; and Holly Stevens, city of Hinesville. Also pictured are facilitators Peggy Jolley of Georgia Power and Pat Merritt of Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative.