The 2018-2019 Leadership Liberty class traveled to Atlanta Feb. 11 and visited with State Rep. Al Williams and toured the Georgia State Capitol Building, in addition to the Georgia Power headquarters building. The trip to Atlanta is an annual event for Leadership Liberty and allows the class an inside look at how government and corporate partners each have an influential impact on the local community and economic development.
The class started the day touring the Capitol and meeting with Williams. The class enjoyed an in-depth discussion of the community’s role in conjunction with elected officials to make positive changes. The class then traveled to the Georgia Power headquarters, at which they enjoyed a presentation and tour of the Aaron B. Strickland Storm Center, in addition to the Social Media Center.
“We continue to develop the type of leadership that is necessary to make things happen, and we are privileged to have the members of Leadership Liberty with us this morning,” said Rep Williams.
This is the 15th session of Leadership Liberty. Leadership Liberty’s goal is to shape and mold the future Leaders of Liberty County by informing them of and educating them about the various resources available throughout Liberty County. The program inspires positive change in Liberty County through the training of community leaders for public service. The participants are provided with an understanding of the complexities of economic and community development, as well as an appreciation for the rich, cultural heritage of our county. This leadership course is part of a statewide collaborative, sponsored by the Georgia Rural Development Council in partnership with The Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia.
Established in 1976, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to support new and existing business, trade and industry within Liberty County, while increasing the cultural, civic, educational and overall quality of life of its citizens. The Chamber and its 500 members are committed to enhancing the local business climate and maintaining a high quality of life in the community.