published on April 20, 2016 - 8:24 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The City of Selma is facing a new transition with the announcement that City Manager Ken Grey has stepped down for a new position in city government.

Grey will serve in a consulting capacity as Selma’s community development project director effective July 20. He has served as city manager for two years.

“I have experienced a tremendous wealth of positive out comes from my time serving as the Mayor of Selma and then following up on that progress working as the city manager for Selma,” Grey said in a statement. “Choosing to serve one’s community at the expense of one’s self is always a difficult decision, however, the dividends it pays back in fulfillment and the faith it builds within is priceless. I have been privileged to be elected by this community and I am proud of the legacy of accomplishments that have been established during the tenure of my service.”

No specific reason was given for the transition, other than it was a mutual agreement between the Selma City Council and Grey “which has been made for reasons that relate both to personal consideration of Ken Grey and effective operations of the City of Selma,” according to a statement.

The city will soon announce the opening of the city manager position and will be accepting applicants.

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