Envision Opelika is a unique, citizen-driven planning effort created to make a lasting difference in the quility of life for Opelika residents. The citizens are the experts in this process. You, a citizen of Opelika, know better than anyone what our community needs.

Visioning has emerged as a leading process for setting shared agendas and fostering agreed-upon and desired changes in communities. VISIONS ACCOMPLISH OBJECTIVES!

The Envision Opelika process began with a blank slate and focused only on those ideas and issues suggested by residents. In November and December 2001, Opelika residents contributed 1,033 ideas during six public idea gathering meetings. Volunteers grouped those ideas into 17 categories. In January 2002, Opelika residents worked together to develop shared goals and implementation strategies for each category. In March 2002, The Envision Fair presented all goals and strategies together. You, the citizens of Opelika, then told us what was important.

As we begin “Creating Our Future Together” much remains to be done. It is time that we move into the implementation phase of Envision Opelika. The phase will focus on the categories, goals, and strategies described in the publication. If you have any questions, please contact us.