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About the Mayor

Mayor George Patrick Evans began serving his second term as Mayor of Selma, Alabama in November 2012. He was first elected in August 2008 after serving two terms as President of the Selma City Council and re-elected in August 2012. Mayor Evans was the first black City Council President and is the second black Mayor in Selma’s 190-year history.

Mayor Evans is a lifelong resident and native of Selma. Before entering electoral politics, he spent his entire professional career as an educator. From 1994-2001, he served as Superintendent of the Dallas County, Alabama Schools system. From 2002-2006, he served as Chief Academic Officer for the Alabama State Department of Education.

Mayor Evans is active in many civic and charitable organizations. Among his many duties, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Alabama League of Municipalities and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo).

He is also a passionate basketball fan who has been involved in promoting and growing the sport in Alabama at nearly every level. For his contributions to the game in Alabama he was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Mayor Evans is a graduate of St. Mary's College, Livingston State University and Troy State University. He is married to Jeannie, a nurse/educator. They have three sons, Patrick, Duane and Byron and three grandchildren, Patrick Jr., Kelly and Tremaine.

Professional Resume

  • Mayor, City of Selma, November 2008-Present
  • President, Selma City Council, November 2001-November 2008
  • Quality Assurance Team Member, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 2007-Present
  • Chief Academic Officer, Alabama State Department of Education, August 2002-2006
  • Men's Basketball Official/Officiating Coordinator, Southwestern Athletic Conference, 1979-Present
  • Superintendent, Dallas County Board of Education, April 1994-June 2001
  • Administrative Assistant, Dallas County Board of Education, 1989-1994
  • Federal Programs/Title I/Special Ed Coordinator, Dallas County Board of Education, 1980-1989
  • Right to Read Coordinator, Dallas County Board of Education, 1979-1980
  • Principal (Tipton High School), Dallas County Board of Education, 1971-1979
  • Asst. Principal/Coach (Tipton High School), Dallas County Board of Education, 1970-1971
  • Teacher (Tipton High School), Dallas County Board of Education, August 1966-1970

Education

  • St. Mary's College (Dodge City, KS), Bachelor of Arts, Speech/Physical Education, 1962
  • Livingston State University (Livingston, AL), Master of Education, Educational Administration, 1971
  • Troy State University (Troy, AL), Certificate, Education Specialist/Educational Administration, 1983
  • Bell South Superintendent Leadership Network (Atlanta, GA), 1983
  • Holds Rank "A" and "1" Level Principal and Superintendent certificates for grades K-12

Affiliations

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Alabama Department of Archives and History
  • Alabama League of Minicipalities Executive Committee
  • AMFund Board of Directors
  • Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee
  • AHSAA Bryant-Jordan Student Athletic Program Scholarship Committee
  • Selma Exchange Club
  • Twelve High Club
  • Chesterfield Club
  • Elder and Clerk of Session, Knox Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

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