Weed and Seed

Before COVID, the Weed and Seed committee held meetings in all the city Wards, including Ward 7, where they asked for community input and assistance.

Selma citizens are being urged in 2021 to become an active part of the two-year-long Weed and Seed program spearheaded by the U.S. Attorney’s Office to get rid of crime and replace it with hope.

Almost $2 million in grants have been pumped into Selma in the last two years to help law enforcement and residents weed out crime and unite the community to plant seeds for a healthier, more successful Selma.

An executive committee of more than 30 community leaders has been meeting since 2019 – including on conference calls and Zoom meetings during COVID – to get neighborhood associations, churches, nonprofits, the housing authority and others to work together for change. Officials gave the Selma Sun an update on the Weed and Seed program on a recent conference call.

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