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New Leadership Liberty Class Begins 2020-2021 Session
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Left to right – Kevin Rouse, Nick Westbrook, Desiree Riley, Harsheen Eady, Kesha Green, Vonda Harris, Melanie Thompson, and Lori Hannes.

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2020 – 2021 Leadership Liberty class on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.  

On Friday, class participants met for the first time and partook in activities that fostered teamwork and leadership. Chamber CEO, Leah Poole, led the session by discussing the aspects of proper leadership and the importance of trust and communication among team members. 

The next day, Leadership Liberty class participants woke up early to begin a day full of physical and mental challenges. The participants visited the Ft. Stewart Youth Challenge Academy and had the opportunity to zip line, rappel, and learn more about ways the academy positively impacts the community. 

Chamber CEO, Leah Poole believes this year’s class will be a success saying, “It’s always fun starting the Leadership Liberty class, but you never really know what the group dynamics will be. Based on this first weekend, I think this year’s group is sure to be fun, and hopefully they all walk away with a lot of information on how they can build a better Liberty County.” 

Leadership Liberty is an intense 9-month class, in which class participants meet at least once per month and learn about various functions of the community to include: County Government, City Government, Public Health, Public Education, Tourism, Economic Development and much more. Different local civic, business and government entities host the class each month. 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. 

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