Selma steps up for Alabama tourism retreat

Published 11:11 am Monday, October 25, 2021

The city of Selma put on its Sunday best over the weekend.

Selma is hosting Alabama Tourism Department’s Welcome Center Retreat, which began Sunday and ends on Tuesday.

Selma City Councilman Clay Carmichael, Becky Youngblood of ArtsRevive, Snow’s Cleaning Service, Pam Swannier of Alabama Blackbelt Adventures, Summerlin Hardware, Rex Jones, Sheryl Smedley, Ruth Talton, Selma High, Helene Taylor, A.C. Reeves, Charlie Lucas, Victor Shaw, Fran Pearce, Gale Bedgood and Candace Beers, Selma High, Invictus Department, St. James Hotel, Shirley Baird, Cougar Oil and BlackBelt Benefit Group were among the organizations and individuals who stepped up for the city.

  “This retreat will provide new and innovative ways to attract tourists to our beloved city, we are grateful for this great opportunity,” Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. said.

Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Smedley said it’s a big deal to host the event.

We applaud the city officials and residents volunteering their services to make the Queen City an attractive place to host events.

We expect more events like this in the future. When the city works together, good things happen.