Selonia Miles

Selonia is a graduate of Georgetown University where she majored in Social and Public Policy; Virginia Commonwealth University’s Minority Political Leadership Institute’s class of 2014; the 2017 Emerge cohort; and a 2018 graduate of the Partnership in Policymaking cohort for the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
Selonia was elected to the Dumfries Town Council in May 2018, with a historic turn-out for a May election. Since being elected, Selonia has promoted Disability Awareness and Inclusion; Criminal Justice Reform; and ensuring citizens in Dumfries have access to Broadband.
In July 2020, Selonia partnered with the Training Alumni Association, a grassroots advocacy organization comprised of graduates of the Partners in Policymaking and Youth Leadership Academy Programs, funded by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and successfully worked with members of the General Assembly to prioritize the Disability Community within the State Code.
Selonia worked closely with the Town of Dumfries Police Department ensuring they received proper training on how to recognize the signs of when a person with a developmental disability may be in distress and how to appropriately respond. Additionally, Selonia teamed up with her colleague Vice Mayor Nickerson to create a first of its kind one stop shop Expungement Clinic where citizens were able to have eligible offenses removed from their records.
Selonia has prioritized Broadband for the Town of Dumfries, and in 2021 championed a project that ensured all Dumfries residents had access to high speed, reliable, broadband wireless internet service. In her spare time, Selonia enjoys spending time with her 17 year old son and writing poetry.