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Leadership Georgia comes to Albany

November 10, 2005

Albany - Leaders from across Georgia are in Albany to learn about the biggest issues facing education in the state. Thursday, Leadership Georgia officials prepared for the three day conference at the Hilton Garden Inn.

165 people, ranging from funeral home directors to bank presidents, are part of this year's Leadership Georgia class. Each class spends five weekends a year learning about issues from education to economic development. The hope is the students will go home and make their communities better.

"One of the benefits of Leadership Georgia is the network you build through participating throughout the year. For example using the charter school concept, you may want to start one and now you know how because you've seen how it happens in Monre, Georgia or Bainbridge, Georgia. You build that network so you can be more impactful in your community," said Katrina Bowers, Leadership Georgia.

The class will tour Lamar Resse Elementary school Friday. The four day course is also an economic boost for Albany. The students stay at the new downtown Hilton, and enjoy shopping and entertainment around town while they're here.

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