By Rebekah Martin
Councilman Larry Gray attended his final Opelika City Council meeting tonight in his official capacity as representative of Ward 2. Gray was first elected to the council in 2008 and reelected in 2012, serving a total of eight years. Before concluding tonight’s meeting, President Eddie Smith read a proclamation in Gray’s honor and he was met with a standing ovation by his fellow council members and those in attendance.
Gray thanked his colleagues and constituents for their support. “There are awards, and there are rewards. This is a great award, and it means a lot to me. I’ve had plenty of awards before, but I’ve never, ever had a reward like being with Ward 2 for eight years,” Gray said. “I’m going to carry that reward with me for the rest of my days on this earth. Thank you very much Ward 2, thank you very much [to the] city of Opelika and my colleagues. Thank you so, so much.”
The Opelika City Council will hold a meeting Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. to officially swear-in Tiffany Gibson-Pitts, Mayor Gary Fuller, Patsy Jones, Dozier Smith T and David Canon. The meeting is open to the public.