The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce kicked off the JD Forward Leadership Academy last month with a team building and leadership retreat facilitated by Georgia EMC.
The JD Forward Class of 2019 participants are Daniel Alejo (Arising Industries), Doug Alexander (Jeff Davis Middle School), Rory Chaney (Hazlehurst Main Street), Mike Coleman (SunOne Logistics), Noemi Garcia (student at Valdosta State University), Kayla Herndon (Altamaha Bank & Trust), Matt King (Jeff Davis County Trash Pickup), Sonya Miller (Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce), Jim Moore (Bank of Hazlehurst), Eric Smith (Georgia Power), and Cody White (Hazlehurst Municipal Airport).
Rory Chaney received a scholarship funded by the Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst and Denton.
JD Forward participants and their employers are dedicated to helping develop strong leaders for the community and their places of work. In addition to the kickoff retreat, the group will participate in sessions over the next seven months to learn more about community and economic development including a visit to the State Capitol in February to meet with Governor Brian Kemp, legislators and state departments.
For more information on the program, contact Andrea Taylor at the Chamber of Commerce at 912-375-4543.