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Ward 5 - David Canon


David is a native of Opelika and is married to Ann.  They have two adult children – Kimberly and Chris; and four grandchildren.



David is a graduate of Opelika High School, Auburn University, the Alabama Banking School and the LSU School of Banking of the South.


Professional Career:

He is a retired banker and was affiliated with five local financial institutions during his 38 years in banking – Farmers National Bank, Colonial Bank, Eagle Bank, Charterbank and AuburnBank.  Prior to his banking career he worked for 10-years in his family’s automobile dealership.


Civic Involvement:

He is a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of Opelika where he has held many leadership positions, taught Sunday school and was a member of the Chancel Choir for over 50 years.  He is a member and past president of the Opelika Rotary Club; is a past president of the Opelika Historic Preservation Society, Opelika Main Street, Inc., and United Way of Opelika He served as a board member and treasurer of the Museum of East Alabama He is a member of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce.


Goal as the City Council Member representing Ward 5:

David was elected to the Opelika City Council in 2010 to complete the remaining two years of Dr. William L. Lazenby’s term following Dr. Lazenby’ s untimely death. He was elected to full terms in 2012 and 2016.  David pledges to represent fairly and impartially all the constituents of Ward 5 and to listen to your concerns, help solve your problems and strive to keep Opelika the greatest city in Alabama to live, work, play, raise a family, go to church and retire.