Mayor's Blog

My blog is a place where I brag on the great things people are doing in our community. From proclamations to awards to events and more, I love recognizing those who make a difference in Opelika.

Sep 20

September 19, 2023 City Council Meeting

Posted on September 20, 2023 at 10:57 AM by Caitlin Allen

I was honored to present the Citizen of Character award posthumously to Mrs. Selena Daniels. Mrs. Daniels was instrumental in the creation of Envision Opelika. She helped many people in Opelika Ward 2 to transition from public/affordable housing to home owners. She also provided high quality standards for rental property. Mrs. Daniels embodied kindness which is also our character word for the month of September. 


Aug 22

August 15, 2023 City Council Meeting

Posted on August 22, 2023 at 3:07 PM by Caitlin Allen

I have been recovering well after appendix surgery, and my spirits are up. I am expected to make a full recovery, however in the meantime I did have to miss the August 15, 2023 City Council meeting. 

In my absence, the Character Council Citizen of Excellent Character was awarded to Lakesha Perry. 


Additionally, the City Council recognized the new 20 Under Forty Class for 2023 - 2024. 


Jul 12

July 11, 2023 City Council Meeting

Posted on July 12, 2023 at 3:15 PM by Caitlin Allen

I was honored to present an Attaboy award to Officer Adam Stadler of the Opelika Police Department last night.

After undergoing surgery for a brain tumor in February of 2023, Officer Stadler returned to work in under two months. While recovering he proved himself to be a highly valuable asset to his shift answering walk in complaints, reports, and any other tasks that he could get his hands on. In just a few short months, Officer Stadler has overcome many obstacles, setbacks, and has now returned to full duty of June 7, 2023. 

During his recovery Officer Stadler took on the task of heading up the OPD 2023 Burger Wars competition. Officer Stadler developed and tested several burger combinations, OPD won the 2023 Burger Wars Tailgater Division Crowd Favorite and took 2nd place winner. Officer Stadler has now won the crowd favorite award two years in a row, and scored the 2nd place tailgator division for the first time. His efforts have enhanced the mission of the police department and emboldened the motto "Together Opelika." Officer Stadler's efforts and accomplishments bring great honor and pride to Bravo Shift, the Opelika Police Department, and the City of Opelika.