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Mayor's Blog

Mayor's Blog is the home for all city council remarks, recognitions, proclamations and special announcements made by City of Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller.

Jun 10

Memorial Day 2021

Posted on June 10, 2021 at 9:53 AM by Taylor McAllister

It was an honor to welcome our community back to our in-person Memorial Day ceremony on such a beautiful morning. Memorial Day is always a special day in Opelika. There is nothing more precious than our freedom. This is a time to honor, remember and be grateful for the men and women of our military who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

We had a lovely ceremony with special guest speaker, Retired Navy Captain Mike Horsefield. Captain Horsefield served in the Navy for 27 years flying jets off of aircraft carriers all over the world. He is an Auburn University Alumnus. Him and his wife moved back to Auburn after he retired from the Navy. He completed 13 assignments serving 10 years overseas during his service.

I would like to thank everyone who participated and came out to remember the fallen. May we never forget that our freedom is not free.


May 19

May 18, 2021 Opelika City Council Meeting

Posted on May 19, 2021 at 10:25 AM by Taylor McAllister

Atta Girl Award for Tiffany Chandler

Our May 18 city council meeting was short and sweet. I recognized Tiffany Chandler from Opelika Power Athletics with an Atta Girl Award for her quick tand safe thinking during recent storms. She put her tumblers and staff in the Denson Rec bathrooms with gymnastics mats over them to protect them during a tornado watch. A tree ended up falling falling on the gym and causing some damage that could have seriously injured the children if they were present.

tiffany chandler atta girl award

Quaneisha LaShawn Jones

I also read a a bereavement proclamation for the family of Quaneisha LaShawn Jones, who was involved in a fatal accident in Prattville, Alabama in March. We express our deepest condolences for her family and her fiance.

quaneisha jones bereavement to family

May 17

May 4, 2021 City Council Meeting

Posted on May 17, 2021 at 10:33 AM by Taylor McAllister

During Opelika City Council, I had the privilege of congratulating several graduating seniors who received the Killgore Scholarship, our OHS Outdoor Track and Field State Champions, signed a Bike Month proclamation, a third annual Opelika Giving Day proclamation and gave an Atta Boy Award to IT department's James Bush! I love watching people accomplish goals and celebrating as a community.

OHS Outdoor Track Team
OHS 2021 Track Team State Champions with trophy and Mayor Fuller

Killgore Scholarship Seniors

2021 Killgore Scholarship Winners

Bike Month Proclamation
Bike Month Proclamation

Opelika Giving Day Proclamation

Atta Boy Award