City of Opelika Welcomes New ADA Compliance Officer, Kevin Rice

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 officials.

“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 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. “ - Mayor Gary Fuller

For more information, please contact Matt Mosley at cmosley@opelika-al.gov or 334.705.5156.

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