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JD Forward Applicants Needed

The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce will kick off the JD Forward Leadership Academy in February. The Chamber is seeking nominations for the class.
The JD Forward Leadership Academy is an eight-month program offering an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing the community. JD Forward Leadership Academy is designed to cultivate, inspire and educate the community’s leaders and is aimed at igniting the leadership of the community to advance Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County.
Why apply? The program will expand leadership capacity through immersion into the realities and opportunities of the community and will allow participants to collaborate with top community leaders and organizations while developing deep relationships with a network of diverse colleagues. The program also helps participants gain valuable insight into the most challenging issues facing the community and aims to ignite positive change.
Applicants must have an interest in furthering his/her knowledge about Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County and community leadership and commit to full participation in the program. The program requires a major time commitment so be sure you can make the commitment before applying. Participant’s employer must be willing to pay $600 program fee and allow employee time off to participate.
Scholarships are available. For more information on the program and scholarships, contact Andrea Taylor at the Chamber of Commerce at 912-375-4543 or email

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