City Council

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • First and Third Tuesday of each Month
  • Opelika Municipal Court - Meeting Chambers 300 MLK Boulevard, Opelika, AL 36801


Work Session Meetings

  • 6-6:45 p.m.
  • First and third Tuesday of each month
  • Opelika Municipal Court - Meeting Chambers 300 MLK Boulevard, Opelika, AL 36801

Work sessions start times vary from 6 - 6:45 p.m. prior to the regular Council meeting depending on what must be covered. Times for each session are given in the agenda documents.

Anyone wishing to contact the any member of the Opelika City Council may do so by calling the City Clerk's Office at 334-705-5110.

Citizens Communications

Citizens are welcome at both of these meetings. Citizens are invited to voice their opinions at each council meeting. The only rule is that you must give your name and address, and you are limited to 5 minutes or less.

Agendas & Minutes

Both City Council Work Session and Council Meeting agendas are posted on the website on the Friday prior to Council meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

Opelika is divided into five districts, with a council member elected to represent each district. Elections are held every four years. The Council elects a President and a President Pro Tempore to serve four-year terms.

Eddie Smith - Ward 4 (President)

Eddie Smith-7263

Erica Baker-Norris - Ward 2 (President Pro-Tem)

Erica Baker Norris-7280

George Allen - Ward 1

George Allen-7236

Robert Lofton - Ward 3

Robert Lofton-7221

Todd Rauch - Ward 5

Todd Rauch-7205

Responsibilities

It is the Council's duty to approve annual operating and capital budgets, which are recommended by the Mayor, and to appoint members to various boards and agencies of city government. 

Ward Map

Do you know your ward and City Council representative? View the ward map for more information.

Opelika's Leadership

The City of Opelika relies heavily on its outstanding leadership to keep alive what makes Opelika great while leading us into the future.