Moultry announces bid for District 5 council seat

Published 3:00 am Friday, June 10, 2016

Wanda Moultry has announced her candidacy for Troy City Council District 5.

Moultry is the executive director of the Organized Community Action Program (OCAP) and has been an employee with the agency for some 34 years.

Wanda Moultry

Wanda Moultry

She previously served 16 years on the Troy City Council representing District 5.

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“Serving others is my purpose in life,” she said. “I’ve seen lives and the community change for the better. During my tenure, I helped to increase the city’s rating from an A- to an A-plus; was instrumental in passing a balanced, realistic budget; the fund balance went from a negative $169,000 to a surplus of over $4,000,000; initiated and completed the Colley Senior Complex; initiated the developing of the Nutrition Center; and conducted ATRIP I & II Phases (Madison Street, Montgomery Street, Elm Street, Brundidge Street).”

She said every four years during her council tenure street surfacing improvement projects were completed in District 5 and the renovation of the Troy Police Department was completed. “I also worked successfully with the Board of Education in securing a representative from District 5 on the school board,” she said.

Moultry holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Troy University and is working towards her master’s degree in Human Resource Management. She has been a long-time member of the Troy University and City of Troy Leadership Conference and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church.

“I pray that I am given continued opportunities to serve in a positive manner for all people, but especially those who I seek to represent in District 5,” she said.