Selma Names New Town Manager

The Selma Town Council and Mayor Cheryl Oliver announced Thursday morning the selection of Brent Taylor as the new Selma Town Manager. Mr. Taylor will begin his duties on April 1st.

Brent Taylor

Mr. Taylor comes to Selma from Walhalla, South Carolina where he is currently serving as City Administrator. His efforts there were devoted to securing the long-term future of the city by obtaining funding for a Water Treatment facility, increasing economic and cultural activities in the Downtown District, approving ordinances to provide investment incentives, implementing more effective zoning and code enforcement, and upgrading capital equipment.

He actively participated in organizations such as Main Street South Carolina, Oconee Economic Alliance, Chamber of Commerce, and Palmetto Conservation Foundation.

Mr. Taylor received an Undergraduate Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Carolina University.

Mayor Oliver said Taylor enjoys working with people, is an excellent listener and comes with a focus on serving. In his words, he “looks forward to serving the people of Selma and assisting them in shaping it into the town they want it to be.”

Taylor replaces former town manager Steven Hicks who resigned August 3, 2020 after nine months on the job.


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