The City of Opelika is excited to have been selected as the state recipient for the Public Service Award. Mayor Gary Fuller and staff were recognized for their achievements at an awards reception Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Gordon Persons Building Auditorium in Montgomery, Ala.
The ceremony, which was conducted by the Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, a program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), honored those who have earned top accolades in their respective categories, including public service, large- and small-business employer of the year, partnership, youth leadership, media, student, educator, professional and large- and small-business employee of the year.
In October, local committees from around the state recognized top individuals and businesses in their respective areas during “National Disability Employment Awareness Month” awards ceremonies.
The state winners were chosen from these local winners in a dozen distinct categories following the local committee nominee submissions.
Photo Left to Right – Kevin Rice, ADA Coordinator; Matt Mosley, Planning Director; Joey Motley, City Administrator; Leigh Krehling, Community Relations Officer; Jo Bonner, Chief of Staff, Governor Kay Ivey Office; Mayor Gary Fuller; Lisa McLeod, HR Director; Ruth Blessing, HR; Jane Burdeshaw, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services