Councilwoman Susan Youngblood
Susan Keith Youngblood has given her adult life to public service. She served 17 years in the District Attorney’s Office where she began establishing services for victims of crime. Susan is the founder of SABRA Sanctuary, a comprehensive shelter and program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Selma Network of Social Services, a charter board member of Selma AIR, and the Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center.. She has served as Officer (Sec/Treas., V. Pres, and Pres.) in the Alabama Victim Service Officers Association, and chaired the SABRA Sanctuary Board for 4 terms. In addition to the agencies she initiated, Susan has served on the Boards of the Salvation Army, Cahaba Center for Mental Health, and the Selma Area Food Bank.
As council member, Susan worked for improvements at the Selma Animal Shelter, to get volunteer programs allowed and, as a result of their tireless and hard work, hundreds of animals have been saved. Susan got the Military Intense Response Training Team to Selma initially. As a result, they have been to Selma on two missions to provide optical and dental screening and treatment. The initial bids are being procured for the Riverfront Boardwalk project, which will provide an overlook and façade of the original bridge by the Bridge Tender’s House, a boardwalk along the Alabama River, and ultimately, a pier and boat dock. She is presently working on infrastructure and safety projects in Ward 2, and focusing on neighborhood improvement and partnerships with Neighborhood Associations. Susan is serving her 3rd term on the Selma City Council.