Planning Commission

Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

The Planning Commission consists of nine members: the mayor, one administrative official selected by the mayor, a member of the City Council (ex officio), and six persons who are appointed by the mayor. Current members are as follows:

  • Lewis Cherry, Chairman
    February 17, 2017 - February 15, 2023
  • Ira Silberman, Vice Chairman
    February 6, 2013 - February 15, 2019
  • Gary Fuller, Mayor
    November 9, 2016 - November 2, 2020
  • Lucinda Cannon, Member
    February 17, 2016 - February 15, 2020
  • David Canon, Member
    November 9, 2016 - November 2, 2010
  • Michael J. Hilyer, Member
    February 5, 2014 - February 15, 2020
  • John McEachern, Member
    November 9, 2016 - November 2, 2020
  • Arturo Menefee, Member
    January 21, 2015 - February 15, 2021
  • Dale Vaughn, Member
    February 16, 2018 - February 15, 2024

About the Commission

The City of Opelika Planning Commission hears rezoning, preliminary and final subdivisions, conditional uses, annexations, and vacation requests. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council concerning rezoning, Zoning Ordinance amendments, annexations, and vacations. The Commission also serves as an advisory committee to the City Council on development concerns.

For more information about the Planning Commission or to submit an application, contact the Planning Department at 334-705-5156.