Panel to discuss improving relationships with Opelika youth on Sept. 3

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By Will Fairless
Associate Editor

The City of Opelika will continue its town hall series on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6-7 p.m.

A panel of seven community leaders, moderated by Matt Ulmer from AU Extension Services, will discuss the event’s title topic, “Improving Relationships with Our Youth.”

The panel comprises the following seven people:

Mayor Gary Fuller
Sikuria McCurdy, School Resource Officers with the Opelika Police Department
Jeremy Gray, Alabama State Representative
Kenneth Burton, Assistant Superintendent with Opelika City Schools
Skip Long, Manager of the Youth Incarceration Prevention Program
Kevin Haefner, Pastor at Church of the Highlands Richard Curry, with the Boys & Girls Club
The town hall series was created as a solution to the city’s encountering questions about various issues regarding the improvement of the Opelika community, evidently mainly focused on what the city government can do to improve its relationship with the public.

The first installment in the series was meant for the public to get to know the Opelika Police Department. The third will be on the subject of Community Relations and Communications and will be held on Sept. 24.

All community members are welcome to attend the event on Thursday, which will be held at the Opelika Municipal Court. It will also be streamed through the city’s YouTube channel (Opelika City Gov). The town hall sessions are also recorded and posted to the same channel to be viewed at any time after the events.

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