Mayors of the Black Belt Charity Ball
The 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
The 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
All city department operations and equipment are on
display during the annual Open House and Department Showcase at the
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
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
The 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
Let's Move! Selma
In 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.
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.)
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