Selma businesswoman running for Selma City Council President

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lydia Chatmon is running for Selma City Council President.

Chatmon announced this week her plans to run for the top position in Selma City Council. Corey Bowie is currently the Council President. Chatmon ran for City Council President in 2016, but lost to Bowie in a run-off.

Chatmon announced her plans to run through a newsletter on the theme of change and growth.

“Since my childhood, I have demonstrated a deep love for my hometown and effective leadership skills including the ability to lead mutually beneficial partnerships,’’ Chatmon wrote.

Chatmon, Blackbelt Wellness Center Director and Selma AIR Prevention Specialist, unveiled her vision for the Queen City if she wins the top spot on the City Council.

“As your next City Council President, I will seek to inspire hope, serve with humility and support the healing of our community,” Chatmon said. “I pledge to be committed to serving the entire community with equity and humility. I pledge to be focused on cultivating innovation in every sector of the community. I pledge to be responsible in my support for opportunities of growth.

“My most important job outside of presiding over city council meetings will be to engage residents in the process of improving our city. We all have a role to play in our city’s growth. I will work hard to build effective coalitions and demonstrate fairness, evoke governmental transparency and require accountability as our city progresses.”

Chatmon urges Selma residents to log into whether its for a campaign donation, signing up to volunteer or share thoughts on improving the Queen City.

The city-wide election is scheduled for Aug. 25.