Council Member Seyram Selase



  Seyram Selase
  Council Member Ward 3
  P.O. Box 2168
  Anniston, AL  36202
  256-231-7687
  
sselase@annistonal.gov

  



Councilman Seyram Selase is a native of Eastaboga, Alabama and a graduate of Munford High School after finishing from the former Johnston Elementary School in Anniston, Alabama. He graduated from Berea College in Berea, KY with a Bachelor of Science (Technology Management) degree and a Minor in African American Studies. Selase is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and in 2006 was awarded the prestigious Compton Mentor Fellowship. Selase is a member of Living By Faith Ministries where Bob McClain is the pastor.

In 2008, Selase moved back home to Anniston, Alabama to work with a local non-profit and has been working in the field of substance abuse prevention for over six years. He has managed a federally-funded Drug Free Communities grant and currently is the Executive Director of A.S.A.P. (Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention). Selase serves the community in his profession by providing prevention programs and other services.

July 2011 brought Councilman Selase one of his proudest moments when he was requested to testify at a Congressional Briefing on College Affordability in Washington D.C. The briefing was a part of Congress’ Debt Ceiling debates on whether or not to make cuts in the Pell Grant. The Pell Grant was not cut and many young people throughout the country still have the opportunity to utilize its benefits.
Councilman Selase was elected to the Anniston City Council-Ward 3 on August 28, 2012 and presently operates as the Vice Mayor. Councilman Selase is also a board member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, the constituency group NBC-LEO (National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials) out of the National League of Cities selected Selase as a 2013-2014 Fellow. This prominent fellowship allowed Councilman Selase to be partnered with an experienced local elected official to strengthen his governance expertise and leadership capabilities.  Councilman Selase enjoys working for his community and is committed to excellence.