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Oct 05

October 4, 2022 City Council Meeting

Posted to Mayor's Blog by Celina Becton

Last night's Opelika City Council Meeting was filled with many recognitions! To begin, I recognized JaQuan Sanks, a gentleman who works for Packaging Corporation of America, for his kindness and heroism in helping an elderly lady from Columbus. Thank you JaQuan for showing the community there are still good people in this world! 

Mayor and JaQuan Sanks

I proclaimed October 2022 as Pro Bono Month! Pro Bono Month 2022 will educate the public about the extensive, community work of Alabama lawyers. It will encourage more individuals in the legal community to get involved in pro bono work, financially support the legal aid system, and feature legal aid clinics for those in need of legal assistance but unable to pay. District Attorney Jessica Ventiere accepted the proclamation at council. 

Pro Bono Month 2022

I recognized the two Firefighter of the Year Runner Ups for 2022, who were Michael Clifton and Phillip Bell. The 2022 Firefighter of the Year is Dennis Hanson. Congratulations to all of you! It is well deserved! 

Phillip BellMichael Clifton

Pictured: Chief Boyd, Phillip Bell, Mayor Fuller             Pictured: Chief Boyd, Michael Clifton, Mayor Fuller

Dennis HansonPictured: Chief Boyd, Dennis Hanson, Mayor Fuller

Officer Grant Cow of the Opelika Police Department received 2022 Officer of the Year. Kole Pagan was recognized as Dispatcher of the Year and Officers Quintana, Hunter, Phillips and Foster were recognized as Community Police Officers of the Year! Thank y'all for your service to Opelika! 

Kole PaganCommunity Officers of the Year

Pictured Above: Chief Healey, Kole Pagan, Mayor Fuller                 Pictured Above: Chief Healey, Officers Quintana, Hunter, Phillips, Foster ad Mayo Fuller

The City of Opelika Citizens Police Academy's Alumni Association awarded a check to Carol Carson, the artist for the commission art piece used for the Association's fundraiser. 

Citizens Police Academy Alumni AssociationThen, I had the opportunity to hand out the 2022 Employee Service Awards. The Service Awards are as follows: Barbara Arrington - 10 years, Jeff Kappelman - 20 years, Matt Battles - 10 years, Jeff McCory - 25 years, Wesley Ballard - 10 years, Bret Rayburn - 10 years, Rusty Hornsby - 25 years, Stephen Fields - 25 years, Chette Jenkins - 5 years, Dwayne Steltenpohle - 5 years, Detective Burroughs - 5 years, Shanda Hugley, Captain Amerson - 25 years, Sgt. Gross - 10 years,Sgt. Hutto - 10 years

Barbara ArringtonJeff Kappelman

Matt Battles and Jeff McCory

 Wesley Ballard, Bret Rayburn, Rusty Hornsby

OFD 2022 Service Awards2022 OPD Service Awards

Dec 08

December 7, 2021 - ADA Sidewalk Updates

Posted to Sidewalk and Tree Updates 2021 by Leigh Krehling

December 8, 2021: ADA crews have moved to North 10th Street and will be replacing both sides of sidewalks. They are starting at the intersection of North 10th Street and 4thAve and working along the North Bound shoulder. During work hours there will be a single lane closure with flagmen posted to direct traffic. This sidewalk replacement is expected to take about 6 weeks to complete.


Aug 25

August 25, 2022

Posted to Sidewalk and Tree Updates 2022 by Celina Becton


First Ave between 16th Place and 18th Place will be closed today and tomorrow. Crews will reroute traffic.