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Selma, NC Will Compete for Your Vote in 2024 Strongest Town Contest

Selma’s Public Engagement Receives Finalist Nomination in National Contest 
SELMA, NORTH CAROLINA — Selma, NC will go head-to-head with fifteen other US cities in the 9th Annual Strongest Town Contest and voting begins Monday, March 4. In this bracket-style voting tournament, Selma, NC will compete for the “Strongest Town” title by shining a national spotlight on its progress toward safety, financial resiliency, housing, and transportation.

Cast your vote for Selma, NC starting Monday, March 4 at

Competitors will advance over five rounds, based on weekly voting periods. One champion will be honored at the Strong Towns National Gathering, with two representatives flown in and presented with an award. Strong Towns will also create a short documentary film about the winning city.

Here’s how voting works. In the first round, Selma, NC will compete with three other cities in a special category, “Progress in Public Engagement.” Then, all cities will advance to Round 2, where they will compete head-to-head and advance weekly based on votes collected during that period: Round 1 - Meet Your Contestants (March 4-8); Round 2 - Sweet Sixteen (March 11-15); Round 3 - Elite Eight (March 18-22); Round 4 - Final Four (April 1-5); and Round 5 - Championship (April 8- 12). The Champion will be announced on Monday, April 15. What do previous contest winners have in common? They put people first.

Follow Selma’s Strong Towns team for updates on our status in the competition:
Town of Selma: and
Activate Selma NC: and
Latinos Activate JoCo: and
Life in Selma, North Carolina:

Photo Credit: Johnston County Visitors Bureau

Strong Towns is a 501c (3) nonprofit and media advocacy organization that shifts conversations around the North American development pattern. Through articles, podcasts, videos, live events, and city partnerships, they provide knowledge and tools to help cities transform their streets and communities. This is their 9th annual Strongest Town Contest. 

Contact Information:
Town of Selma – Community Engagement Coordinator Nikki Wall, 919-965-9841
Activate Selma – President, Kim Wooten 919-369-4375
Latinos Activate JoCo – President Sergio Benitez, 404-368-4291

For press inquiries and to book an interview with Strong Towns, contact:
Karen Douglas — Public Relations