City of Opelika, planning department, hire Kevin Rice to be ADA Compliance Officer


Special to the Opelika Observer

The City of Opelika and its planning department are excited to
announce Kevin Rice as the new ADA Compliance Officer.

Rice will oversee, recommend, monitor and coordinate the city’s ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan as related to facilities management, private development and
public access for the City of Opelika.

In his new position, Rice will provide direction and services necessary to meet
compliance with all state and federal disability legislation and regulations; review
complaints and grievances, conduct investigations; write reports; respond to
requests for information from federal and/or state, and/or disability compliance

“I am honored to serve as the city’s ADA Coordinator. I intend to work closely
with members of our community to expand and improve access to city facilities,
services and programs, both for residents and visitors to the great city of
Opelika,” Rice said.

Rice has an extensive resume showing his expertise in the maintenance
engineering and inspection field. Prior to joining the city, Rice was a senior
inspector for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Rice also served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. Army. He honorably
retired after serving for 16 years. During his time in service, Rice was awarded
the Bronze Star with Valor for heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan.

“The city has been working on becoming ADA compliant for some time. We look
forward to Kevin helping us implement the plan we now have in place. Kevin’s
time in the military and at the Georgia Department of Transportation will make
him a strong addition to the City of Opelika family,” said Mayor Gary Fuller.

For more information, contact Planning Director Matt Mosley by email at or phone at 334-705-5156.


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