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Mayors of the Black Belt Charity Ball

Mayor's Charity BallThe Mayors of the Black Belt Charity Ball began in 2009 and is held in the Spring of each year. Hosted by Mayor George Evans, all proceeds benefit the Red Cross of the Black Belt.

Moment of Remembrance

Moment of Remembrance BannerThe National Moment of Remembrance was first observed in Selma in 2009. The Moment encourages all citizens of Selma to pause at 3:00 pm on Memorial Day to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.

Open House and Department Showcase

Open House and Department ShowcaseAll city department operations and equipment are on display during the annual Open House and Department Showcase at the Convention Center. Families and children are invited to come out to learn about the city, meet the Mayor and staff and to view the vehicles and equipment on display.

Citywide Cleanup Day

Citywide Cleanup DayCitywide Cleanup Days have been held quarterly since September 2010. In the morning, volunteers fan out across the city to clean up hot spots selected by the Mayor and the Code Enforcement staff. Shuttle trucks run all day to pick up household trash placed at curbside by residents.

Mayor's Charity Golf Classic

Mayor's Charity Golf ClassicThe first Mayor's Charity Golf Classic was held in 2010. All proceeds benefit the special needs children of Selma and Dallas County. The tournament is held in the Fall of each year at the Valley Grande Golf Course. A luncheon for special needs children was added in 2011.

Let's Move! Selma

Let's Move! Selma BannerIn 2011, Mayor Evans signed on with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to combat childhood obesity. The kickoff event was held in August 2011 at Phoenix Park. Let's Move! Selma is co-chaired by Mrs. Jeannie Evans. 

Mayor's Inspirational Achievers Awards

Mayor's Inspirational Achievers AwardsThe Mayor's Inspirational Achievers Awards (MIAA) Nominees will be selected from public and private schools located within the Selma city limits. The first awards to be presented in 2012 will recognize sixty-four boys and girls in grades 3-12 who serve as an inspiring example for their peers and the community.

A Call to Action (A.C.T.A.)

A Call to ActionBased on a successful program in Tuskegee, Alabama, A.C.T.A. brings church leaders and their congregations together to take responsibility for their immediate neighborhoods by creating projects to tackle specific issues. The first project involved combating trash and litter.




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