The City of Opelika relies heavily on its outstanding leadership to keep alive what makes Opelika great while leading us into the future. Browse the information below to find out more about our Council.
About the Opelika City Council
Opelika is divided into five districts, with a council member elected to represent each district. Elections are held every four years. 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. The Council elects a President and a President Pro Tempore to serve four year terms.
City Council Meetings
The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall's Council Chambers, located at 204 South Seventh Street. Work sessions normally start between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular Council meeting, but starting times can vary depending on what must be covered during the work session. Both City Council Work Session and Council Meeting agendas are posted on the website on the Monday prior to Council meetings. Times for each session are given in those documents. Anyone wishing to contact the any member of the Opelika City Council may do so by calling the City Clerk's office. Do you know your Ward and City Council Representative? Click here to find out.
Citizens are welcome at both of these meetings. At the beginning of each council meeting, citizens are invited to voice their opinions. The only "rule" is that you must give your name and address, and you are limited to five (5) minutes.