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 five years. He has managed a federally-funded Drug Free Communities grant and currently is a Prevention Specialist with ASAP (Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention). Selase serves all of the Anniston City Schools 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 and the discussions on whether or not to make cuts in the Pell Grant. He was invited by the Education Trust whose goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign many young people—especially those from low-income families—to lives on the margins of the American mainstream. 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. Before becoming elected, he has served the city as a member of the Revolving Loan Board and as Vice-Chair of the Public Building Authority. On both boards Selase was a consistent and active member in many of the projects; especially the latest Department of Human Resources Building and the new Justice Center that are presently being finished. Councilman Selase also is a board member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.