McIntosh, Liberty and Long Counties Welcome the Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2023 for Active Shooter Training and Military and Emergency Services Support Sessions

LSEGA 2023 continues in the Georgia cities of Hinesville, Ludowici, Allenhurst and Darien.
(GEORGIA, USA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a professional development and leadership program in 10 coastal counties, continued its 2023 programming in McIntosh, Liberty and Long counties on Mar. 9–10, 2023. The Class of 2023 consists of 29 leaders from business, professional and civic organizations. Candidates are nominated and selected by LSEGA alumni and regional leaders to participate in a five-month course of ongoing personal and professional growth to build connections and learn collaboration skills that empower them to improve the region.

This session explored the impact of the region’s military installations on economic and workforce development, the interconnectedness of the various military branches, and how they work with local entities to serve the region for public safety and emergency response purposes.”McIntosh, Liberty and Long counties play a vital role in the Southeast. We are thrilled to host LSEGA and share how the military and law enforcement communities influence and strengthen our area and how we can best support one another” said Krystal McGee, LSEGA 2023 Program Manager for session two and YMCA Chief Operating Officer. “We are especially grateful to our sponsors and special guests who make LSEGA possible.”

The McIntosh, Liberty and Long session sponsors include Liberty County Armed Services YMCASpires Home InspectionWeichert RealtyCountry FinancialNew American FundingStella ChartersJones Osteen Jones AttorneysCASAChick-Fil-A Hinesville and Frazier’s Safe Escape.

Day one of session two began with at the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA with opening remarks addressing the Armed Services partnership with the YMCA and the impact of workplace wellness. The class visited Fort Stewart and received a briefing on the function of the Fort Stewart Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Fire and Law Enforcement capabilities and virtual training facilities. The group then learned about the military spouse community and its role in the workforce in the surrounding area. In the afternoon, the class participated in an active shooter simulation at Long County High School in Ludowici, Ga. On the second day, the group ferried to Sapelo Island for a tour of the island and heard about the economic and lifestyle influence of emergency services on Sapelo Island.

The special guests and speakers of session two include Mayor Allen Brown, Hinesville Mayor;
Donald Lovette, Liberty County Commissioner Chair; Richard Somerville, YMCA Branch Executive Director; Mary Arocha, YMCA Vice President Healthy Living; COL Manny Ramirez, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander, Douglas Mulbury, Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, U.S. Army, Fort Stewart; Diana Morrison, Advertising Specialty Services, President; Ad Poppell, McIntosh County Attorney; Sheriff Craig Noble; Danny Norman; and Reginald Hall, CEO, Raccoon Hogg Community Development Corporation.

The LSEGA 2023 overall program sponsors include Evans General ContractorsGeorgia PowerSavannah/Hilton Head International AirportGeorgia Southern UniversityM.E. Sack EngineeringGulfstreamHARCO ConstructionThe Sack CompanySterling Seacrest PartnersThomas & HuttonInternational PaperHunter MacleanColony BankHussey Gay BellComcastSavannah Economic Development AuthorityVisit SavannahChick-fil-A HinesvilleSoutheastern Bank and Rhowe Design + Build.

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About Leadership Southeast Georgia

Leadership Southeast Georgia is a five-month, region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to most effectively advance positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. From February through June, the class spends two to three days a month traveling to surrounding counties exploring regional issues such as healthcare, education, natural resources, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit
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