City Council

Regular Meetings

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

Work Session Meetings

  • 5:30 - 5:45 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 5:30 - 5:45 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


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.

Click on council members photo for contact information.

Eddie Smith - Ward 4 (President)

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

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George Allen - Ward 1

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Tim Aja - Ward 3

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Todd Rauch - Ward 5

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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.