The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its City Government session on Oct. 24, hosted by the city of Hinesville.
In this session, class participants were given a behind-the-scenes look at city government. Mayor Allen Brown welcomed the class and spent time sharing his duties and responsibilities. The class toured City Hall, the police department and the fire department.
They had the opportunity to dress in fire prevention gear and work a fire truck hose. The class met with the fire chief, police chief as well as Interim City Manager Keith Howard, who spoke to the class about being an effective leader.
Young Adult Liberty Leaders is a nine-month intensive class, in which class participants meet at least once a month and learn about various functions of the community, including county government, city government, public health, public education, tourism, economic development and more.
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.