See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, September 3rd, 5:30-7:00 at the Shops on Lauderdale in Downtown Selma! The evening will feature a Pop-Up Sidewalk Concert with Zach Austin provided by Blackbelt Benefit Group, To-Go meal options from Black Sheep Food Truck and Sweet Advantages, Sidewalk Sales with Eclectica, Look, and Studio Tours of Southland Studio.We will be following the Selma City Mask Ordinance so grab your masks and meet us there! Music sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Get Fit Selma! 2020 Announces Webinar Series in place of In-Person Festival
Saturday, August 29, 2020, September 12, 2020, and September 19, 2020
Title Sponsors Sarrell Dental & Eye and Dentaquest Corporation Sponsor Three Webinars
In March, the Get Fit Selma! Planning Committee made the decision to cancel its 8th Annual Health & Wellness Festival due to COVID-19. However, lead medical professionals, Cassandra Ford, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, and Janice Parker, CRNP, MS, DNP-BC, have created a webinar series to be presented August 29, September 12 and September 19,, 2020 with the goal of providing virtual support to the public concerning coronavirus and health and wellness during this pandemic. The webinars are free but Get Fit Selma! asks everyone to register at https://mglcselma.com/gfs-2020/ so that they can track the number of views.
The three webinars have garnered the support of local health care professionals as well as those who provide demonstrations at Get Fit Selma! They will be live on the dates below and then will be available to the public on YouTube. Each Webinar deals with specific subject matter.
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 am: “Rural Healthcare Response to COVID-19, Threats & Options”
J. David McCormack, MBA, CEO Vaughan Regional Medical Center
Justine Maxwell, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiology, Tennessee Department of Health
“Rural Healthcare Response to COVID-19, Threats & Options”
David McCormack, MBA, CEO Vaughan Regional Medical Center and Justine Maxwell, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiology, Tennessee Department of Health, will partner on a webinar this Saturday, produced by Get Fit Selma! 2020, with the support of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc. and sponsored by Sarrell Dental & Eye and DentaQuest Corporation. They will speak to the challenges faced by rural healthcare in a pandemic and answer questions about what individuals can do to protect their own health and that of their families.
Residents can sign in to the Webinar via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87312711606 Passcode 2020. Or they can call in at: (301) 715-8592; Meeting ID: 873 1271 1606; Passcode: 2020.
David McCormack has made his name among healthcare providers in Selma and Dallas County as an advocate for access to healthcare. He has been the CEO of Vaughan Regional Medical Center since 2016 and lauds the medical professionals at Vaughan for their self-sacrifice and service.
McCormack sees challenges as opportunities; articulates clear vision; and secures buy-in for strategic plans from key stakeholders throughout the organization. He is a high-energy, hands-on leader known for making rounds throughout the hospital to solve issues in real-time and establish relationships from the ER to the C-suite. McCormack received his BA in Accounting at Auburn University and his MBA at Florida Atlantic University in Accounting and Business Management.
Dr. Maxwell is from Selma, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Maxwell. She is an epidemiologist by training and serves as an Informatician with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Office of Informatics and Analytics. In this role, she leads the strategic public health reporting and informatics unit supporting department-wide public health information system interoperability, cross-cutting informatics projects, and Tennessee’s drug overdose reporting program. Prior to this position, Dr. Maxwell served as an Epidemiologist within TDH’s Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness division.
Dr. Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory University, a Master of Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Kentucky. She is currently a PhD student in Health Informatics, Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am: “Type II Diabetes, Related Conditions & COVID-19”
Letevia Herlong, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Rural Health Medical Program, Inc.
Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am: “Eating Well, Staying Healthy in a Pandemic”
Ellen McKnight, MPA & Principal, The Maxine Firm, Inc.
Technology will be provided by the Aplastic Anemia MDS International Foundation, Inc. (AAMDS.org) with the expertise of Julie Powers, Senior Director of Patient Advocacy at the Foundation.
We are grateful to AAMDS as well as to additional sponsors: Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Rural Health Medical Program, Inc., The Maxine Firm, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc., EyeMax Vision Care, and Family Footcare.
Registration and updates at: https://mglcselma.com/gfs-2020/
Selma City Council Work Session
Monday, September 14, 2020
Selma City Hall-Council Chamber
Register at https://bit.ly/BlackBeltArts
Selma City Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (the Authority) will hold its regular meeting of
the Board of Directors of the Authority on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 4:00 PM
for the purpose of transacting such business or taking such action as may come before the
Board of Directors of the Authority. Due to Covid Pandemic restrictions, the meeting will
be held by conference call. To access meeting, call 1 (605) 313-4802, Access Code
SCHEDULE FOR 2020:
August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
These meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact:
Juanda Maxwell, Chair,
Posted Selma City Hall August 18, 2020.
Selma Dallas County Chamber of Commerce for their website August 18, 2020.
CSCA's first ever virtual gala to help inform. raise awareness and funding for children in need in Alabama.
Christian Services for Children is hosting its 1st Virtual Gala. Click the link below to purchase your tickets as we raise funds and awareness for Therapeutic Foster Care! Join us on September 18th at 6pm! https://www.aplos.com/aws/events/virtual_foster_care_gala
Selma and Dallas County Historic Preservation Society-Salad Luncheon
Blue Jean Selma, 1209 Selma Ave.
Tickets $10- includes desert
Take Out Only
11:00am 01:30 pm
Tickets: contact Candi Duncan 334 412 8550
Tickets will pre sold – no walk ins
Diabetes Support Group Meeting
The September Diabetes Support Group meeting will meet on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Trustmark Bank Community Room, Selma, Alabama. ““Common Tips to Boost Your Immune System” will be the topic for this month’s meeting and we will discuss what makes up your immune system and common ways to help you stay healthy.” We will also share diabetic friendly recipes.
Everyone is required to wear a facial covering/mask and practice social distancing. For more information contact the Dallas County Extension office at 334-875-3200. The program is FREE and open to the public – “Everyone is Welcome”.