Daniels Takes Over As Selma Town Manager

Selma’s new town manager Elton Daniels was introduced to the public during the September monthly meeting of the Selma Town Council.

Daniels was hired on August 28th to replace former manager Jon Barlow who retired.

“I could not be happier,” Daniels said at the opening of the meeting. “I am happy to be here. Thank you for allowing me to be here.”

Mayor Cheryl Oliver said, “We welcome you with open arms. We appreciate Elton’s communication skills at all levels, his common sense approach to local government and his passion.”

Daniels wife, Michelle, was also present for the meeting.

Oliver said the new manager was highly recommended for the position from so many people.

Before accepting the job as Selma town manager, Daniels had been the Assistant County Manager for Franklin County since 2014.  Previously he was the town manager in Sharpsburg for 3 years.

Daniels has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  He received the 2016 UNC-W MPA Alumnus of the Year Award.  He is a member of the International City Manager Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina City/County Managers Association.