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.