I hope you and your family had a good Christmas and your New Year is off to a great start!
In the coming weeks I will have a comprehensive State of the City report to share with you. We will provide this report in the next On Track Magazine, on the website, on social media and send in our e-newsletter-- Opelika News Bites. 2020 proved to be an overwhelming challenge to all of us, but we persevered and can now look to a better year ahead.
Although COVID-19 dominated our lives last year, the city as a whole is looking good. Department Heads have done outstanding work keeping departmental expenditures below budget during the pandemic. They’ve done this by doing exactly what this administration asked them to do – cut back on any expenses that weren’t absolutely necessary. Because of this, city leadership did not have to furlough any of our employees, and we were able to keep essential services to our community and citizens up and running. I am extremely proud of our team for making this possible.
I remain confident and positive about Opelika’s long-term future. We are a community made up of kind-hearted, smart and hardworking people who know how to work together when we are challenged! I look forward to seeing what this year brings.
Best wishes to you and your family for a successful New Year!