Selma is one of 30 communities selected for the Academy of Economic Development, a program of the League of Municipalities of Alabama (ALM).
Selma City Council recently announced on its Facebook page that the city will participate in the program, which was launched this year.
The Alabama Community College System helped develop the program with the support of a council of industry leaders.
According to a page on the ALM website, the academy seeks to educate and train municipal leaders on economic development and to “showcase” the impact of community projects.
Those selected for the academy will attend an orientation session in the fall and then meet several times a year to complete their assignments and develop strategies for economic growth.
Upon completion of the program requirements, participants are awarded four hours in the Certified Municipal Officials program.
The other cities to participate in the academy are:
Alexander City, Bessemer, Center Point, Centerville, Chelsea, Coffeeville, Columbiana, Elba, Enterprise, Gadsden, Geneva, Good Hope, Guin, Hartselle, Irondale, Lipscomb, Monroeville, Mount Vernon, Oneonta, Opp, Ozark, Pike Road, Scottsboro , Tallassee, Tarrant, Thomasville, Trussville, Tuskegee and Union Springs.