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Matt Mosley Joins Opelika as New Planning Director

posted on January 9th, 2017  |  Read more

The City of Opelika welcomes Matt Mosley as the new director of planning. “Matt brings practical knowledge of planning, including zoning, land use, comprehensive planning and historic preservation,” said Mayor Gary Fuller. “We are fortunate to have someone like Matt join our team. He will bring a deep understanding of planning and city government to Opelika. And, he’s a big believer in customer service.”

Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) Now Accepting Applications For It’s 2017 Class

posted on January 9th, 2017  |  Read more

The Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) program has launched the competitive application process to select its 2017 class. The ACE Program offers a variety of professional expertise to help Alabama’s smaller cities focus on their distinctive assets and resources. Alabama towns with populations ranging between 2,000 and 18,000 are eligible to apply for consideration to be admitted into   …Continue Reading

Registration Open for Your Town Alabama 2016

posted on May 26th, 2016  |  Read more

The communities of rural America are facing a range of critical problems. In some cases, these problems are heavy out-migration and a loss of jobs. In others, it is rapid growth from suburban sprawl, the location of a new facility, or an influx of retirement population. These problems affect the vitality of the community, its design and sense of place. The “Your Town” workshop focuses on an important aspect of community spirit and community integrity: the process of design. The workshop aims specifically to introduce small town and rural technical assistance providers and decision makers to the role of design in community planning.