The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020-21 class of Leadership Liberty. Leadership Liberty is entering its 17th year of being the established leadership program for Liberty County.
Class participants take part in an intense 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 much more. There is also a session that includes overnight travel to Atlanta to watch state government in action and meet with elected leaders.
Tuition for Leadership Liberty is $700 for the entire session and includes all overnight accommodations and food, as well as transportation to Atlanta. Since its inception with the 2004-2005 class Leadership Liberty has graduated some 100 participants who either live or work in Liberty County. These participants have garnered knowledge from various sectors of the community, as well as taken part in the leadership modules provided by the Fanning Institute of Leadership at the University of Georgia.
“I strongly encourage our business leaders to take part in this program, so that better relationships between the business community and our local government can be built. I believe it is very valuable learning how local government entities work and the huge challenges a growing community like Liberty County faces. Leadership Liberty can provide insight on the job our elected officials have to do and how important non-governmental organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce are to the success of our county,” said Chamber CEO Leah Poole.
To nominate someone today please contact Leah Poole at 368.4445 or email [email protected].