City Hall is the center of all Smiths Station government-related activities. It houses the Mayor’s Office, The Planning and Zoning Department, Finance, Solid Waste, and Storm Water Management. City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM Eastern Time in the Council Chambers. Work Sessions begin at 5:30 PM prior to the regular meeting. Planning Commission meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.
Work Sessions begin at 6:30 prior to the regular meeting. The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the first Monday of February, May, August, and November at 6:00 Eastern Time. City offices are open M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland
Honest, Dedicated, Hardworking, Family Christian Man
Mayor Copeland is a lifelong resident of Smiths Station. He graduated in 1992 from Smiths Station High School where he also played football under Coach Moose Godwin. After high school, he went on to attended College.
Prior to becoming mayor on November 7, 2016, Mayor Copeland served on the Lee County Board of Education for eleven years.
During the time he spent on the school board he was instrumental in the restructuring of the schools to create neighborhood schools. As a result, the amount of money that was saved on fuel; the school board was able to break the ground for the new Smiths Station High School. In 2016, the graduation rate was up from seventy percent to ninety percent.
Mayor Copeland is an ordained minister and serves as a youth minister at First Baptist Church in Phenix City, Alabama. He also owns and operates the Country Market in Salem, Alabama while raising his son Carter.
City Clerk: Scott Johnston
City Planning Administrator & Communications Director: Lisa Deason
Administrative Clerk: Diane Stein
Receptionist: Donna Harrell
Receptionist: Susan Lansdon
Officer: Ed Adams
PARKS AND RECREATION
Parks and Recreation Director: Michael Jones
Finance Officer: Shelby Branton
Finance Specialist: Brenda Dockery
Environmental Clerk: Fran Remington
Dick Key, Chairman
Richard Cooley, Chairman
George Stringer, Jr.
Morris Jackson, Chairman
PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE
George Stringer, Jr., Chairman
Carolyn Pinkney, Chairperson
Darold Idland, Vice-Chairman
Mike Green, Chairman
Byron Weeks, Vice Chairman
Charles Shaw, Secretary
Smiths Station, one of the most thriving and fastest growing communities in Lee County, was settled in 1826. In 1845 the Central of Georgia Railroad was built through the community from Columbus, GA to Opelika, Alabama.
The depot was named for Mr. Broadus Smith, a prominent early settler who lived near by.
When the first school was built is not exactly known, however, we do know that a one-room wooden structure
was located one half mile west of the depot prior to 1913. A few years after the establishment of the school, Dr. O.D. Smith, whose relationship to Broadus Smith is unknown, moved to the community from the Green Mountain section of Vermont. Dr. Smith served as a teacher and Principal (lead teacher) at the school in Smiths Station.
In 1873, Dr. Smith was elected Professor of Mathematics at Auburn College, later to become Auburn Polytechnical Institute, then finally Auburn University.
In 1902, after the death of Dr. Brown, Dr. Smith was elected President of Auburn College. At the conclusion of his term, his son-in-law, Dr. C. C. Thach was elected to succeed him as President of the college.
Lee County’s newest city was incorporated in 2001, and is located on Highway 280 / 431 between Opelika and Phenix City.
The Smiths Station City Council are elected by the citizens of Smiths Station and serve a four year term and serves as an ambassador for the City.
George Stringer Jr
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Richard “Dick” Key
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James T Moody
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