Council Member Seyram Selase
Council Member Ward 3
P.O. Box 2168
Anniston, AL 36202
Councilman Seyram Selase is a first term Anniston City Councilman serving Ward 3. He graduated from Berea College in Berea, KY with a Bachelor of Science (Technology Management) degree and a Minor in African American Studies. Councilman Selase is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and is a member of Living By Faith Ministries where Bob McClain is the pastor.
In 2008, Councilman 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 eight 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). Councilman Selase serves the community in his profession by providing prevention programming and other services. He is presently Chair of the Alabama State Prevention Advisory Board (S.P.A.B.).
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 serves as the Vice Mayor. In 2013, the constituency group NBC-LEO (National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials) out of the National League of Cities selected Councilman 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 is married to Rebecca Selase, Esq. who works as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama.