VISTA/Sustainable Tourism Manager
“Iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
- Proverbs 27:17
Lydia Chatmon was born and reared in Selma, Alabama. She is the daughter of Dorothy M. Chatmon (retired Registered Nurse) and Jimmy L. Williams (retired railroad engineer).
While she is not a graduate of the Selma City Schools, she considers herself a proud product of our local Selma City Schools. In June 1996, Lydia graduated from the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (Mobile, Alabama) and went on to receive degrees in Political Science and Communications from the Pennsylvania State University.
She is the mother of one son, an extraordinary ten-year-old.
She currently serves as Program Manager at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, focusing on sustainable tourism and economic devel- opment. She is also the Public Relations Director and Grants Pro- gram Manager for Selma AIR, Inc. Lydia is the founder of EquiVision Consulting, a firm specializing in the development of equity-based community programming and funding acquisition.
She is an active community volunteer, currently serving in a host of roles including the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) president ather son’s school. Lydia has a profound interest in radio broadcast-ing and communications; in 2015, she launched Growing Forward, a multimedia brand which includes a live radio broadcast de- signed to educate and empower.
Lydia is a member of Freedom Baptist Church where Rev. James A. Spicer, Sr. is Pastor.
She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a gradate of the Selma-Dallas County LeadershipClassroom (XXI), and a recipient of the 2017 Fellowship
offered by Medical Advocacy and Outreach pertaining to a spe- cialization in HIV Prevention among those who are incarcerated and formerly incarcerated.
Lydia is committed to improving the quality of life for people from all walks of life and lives according to the Proverbs27:17 principle of “iron sharpens iron.”