The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2019-2020 Young Adult Liberty Leaders class had it city government session in October, hosted by the city of Hinesville.
In this session, YALL 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 Fire Chief Lamar Cook, Police Chief Bill Kirkendall and City Manager Kenneth Howard, who spoke to the class about being an effective leader.
Young Adult Liberty Leaders is in its 14th year as a community leadership initiative.
Class participants take part in a 9-month class, meeting at least once per month and learning about various functions of the community to include: county government, city government, public health, public education, tourism, economic development and 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.
For more information on YALL, you can contact the Chamber at (912) 368-4445 or visit their website at www.libertycounty.org.