The Office of City Clerk serves as the technical administrative liaison for all official action between the City Council and the Mayor, as provided by State law and City code. The City Clerk directs the preparation of the biweekly Council agenda, attends all council meetings and City Council work sessions, officially certifies actions taken by the Council, attests to the correctness of documents executed by the Council President and/or Mayor and certifies such matters to various City departments and appropriate agencies.
The City Clerk also maintains certain City records and documents, including official minutes, resolutions and ordinances of all Council meetings. Also, files are maintained covering City contracts, agreements, property deeds, city boards and agency appointments, and other City records as required by State Law or City regulations.
The City Clerk also serves as the City's Election Manager and is responsible for planning, conducting and supervising all City elections.
Contacting Our Department
The Office of the City Clerk is available to answer any questions you might have about our City Council, the City or to assist you in any way possible. Please give me a call or send me an email should you have a question or need assistance. I am here to serve our Opelika citizens and any visitors that come to our wonderful City.
Thanks again for your interest in our world class community of Opelika, Alabama. A City rich in heritage with a vision for the future.
R. G. "Bob" Shuman, CMC