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Long-time program develops leaders

June 13, 2007

Albany--  Dougherty County now has 13 new leaders.

Wednesday night, people gathered at Chehaw's Education Center to congratulate the Dougherty Leadership Development Institute's Class of 2007.

The program began in 1991 to help people with disabilities and non-disabled people improve their leadership skills. One way to achieve that goal is to learn about government. Program leaders say it makes a big difference.

"Anytime that we can assist and provide the opportunity for people to become acquainted with how government works, with how agencies work, we then have succeeded in bringing to the consumer a greater degree of empowerment," said Albany Advocacy Resource Center Board Member Allan Russell.

Since 1991, more than 300 people have graduated from the program.

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