Selma NC Advances to Elite 8 Round #StrongestTown Contest

Last Updated 5/10/2023


Selma, North Carolina – March 24, 2023 – The votes are in and the Town of Selma has advanced to the Elite Eight!!

The Town of Selma, NC has advanced to the next round of the “Strongest Town 2023 Contest” by edging out Los Altos, California. 

Voting starts Monday, March 27, 2023 for the next round, where each community will share five photos that demonstrate the community’s strength and resilience.  Our match up for this round will be Brattleboro, Vermont.  Please go to the Strong Towns website at to vote Monday, March 27, 2023 through Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

The Strongest Town Contest 2023 is a March Madness bracket-style format and is down to the top 8 cities and towns after the most recent voting. The contest will progress with additional rounds until the winner is finally announced on April 14, 2023.

The Strong Towns organization hosts this contest looking for towns and cities that have clear challenges, with dedicated citizens and local leaders working together to face them.  The application for the Town of Selma was submitted by Activate Selma, a grass roots organization of local business owners, residents, and stakeholders who champion Selma by meeting needs, facing challenges, and exploring opportunities throughout the community.


Town contact – Interim Town Manager Rhonda Sommer, 919-965-9841

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