The Alabama League of Municipalities, a bunch consisting of over 450 authorities representatives from native municipalities everywhere in the state, elected Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller to function the group’s president and Tuskegee Mayor Lawrence “Tony” Haygood to function vice chairman at its annual conference in Huntsville, Ala., earlier this month.
The Alabama League of Municipalities was based in 1935 in an effort to kind a united voice of the state’s cities and cities so they might enact laws and allow their municipalities to carry out their features extra successfully.
“The league is an advocate and does for communities what we’re unable to do for ourselves,” Fuller mentioned. “When the state legislature is in session, now we have an advocacy crew that spends lots of time with legislators searching for the very best pursuits of the cities and cities in Alabama, and we wish to proceed that and construct these relationships with different elected officers.”
Fuller beforehand served as vice chairman of the league from 2020-2021 and was the chair of the league’s committee on state and federal laws. Together with being a sophisticated licensed municipal official, Fuller additionally serves on the board of administrators for the Alabama Municipal Funding Company.
“I’m excited concerning the 12 months forward for cities and cities,” Fuller mentioned. “I might not have been capable of serve the league had I not been the mayor of Opelika, so I wish to thank the residents of Opelika to start with for hiring me again in 2004, after which for rehiring me each 4 years since then. … I’m very grateful and humbled to be chosen, and I stay up for working with the league workplace.”