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Information Technology

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Chief Technology Officer

Stephen Dawe

2013 - Present

Stephen has 23 years of experience in his field and is currently working on his PhD in Management Information Systems at Auburn University.


Mission Statement

To provide leadership in technology and applications with a focus on providing strategic direction on technology issues, data usage, and leading through information systems innovation. Information technology will also responsibly manage the City of Opelika’s information and communication technology infrastructure and applications while maintaining the highest level of reliable service to the community we serve.

About Information Technology

Information Technology responds to continuing change, development, and regulations. Much of the City’s information is collected, stored, analyzed, and communicated via thework done by the IT department. Our focus is to improve City Government effectiveness and productivity. IT provides expertise, standards, and shared services for each department within the City.




About GIS
The GIS Division,within the Information Technology Department, provides broad access to geospatial data and applications throughout the City and to the public.

We strive to increase operating efficiency by:


A geospatial information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, data, and workflows to capture, manage, analyze, and display all forms of spatially referenced information.

Visit to learn more about how local government uses GIS to improve decision making,enhance communication, increase efficiency, and make work flows more cost-effective.


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