From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma mayor George Evans was not around last week when much of the city had to be shut down because of winter weather. So where was he? And what was he doing?
Evans was away in Washington D.C. drumming up congressional support for this year's Jubilee Bridge Crossing and the celebration to mark the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act coming up next year.
He also attended the State of the Union Address by President Obama.
Evans said although he was not in town during the storm, he kept in constant contact with his staff and other officials.
"I was glad to go, enjoyed the message, enjoyed meeting people. I guess the worst part of all of is I couldn't get back when I wanted to because of the shutdown of the airport there in Birmingham," he said.
Evans says he was invited to Washington by U.S. Representative Terri Sewell who represents the Selma area in congress.