Two New Directors begin work with the City of Opelika
October 24, 2013
The City of Opelika has welcomed two outstanding gentlemen
to the city’s leadership lineup to head up the Solid Waste Department and the
Engineering Department, respectively.
Both gentlemen began work this past month.
enthusiastic about these two gentlemen joining the City of Opelika leadership
team” stated Mayor Gary Fuller. “Each
one brings a unique and outstanding record of excellence in their respective
fields when it comes to managing assignments and getting the job done the way
it should be done, on time and on budget.
They are just what our city needs to help move our community forward!”
Terry M. White comes to
the City of Opelika as the new Director of the Solid Waste Department. This lifelong Opelika resident is a graduate
of Opelika High School (1972) and Auburn University (1976), earning his
Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction.
professional career he worked in the construction industry in Birmingham,
Alabama; was the Vice-President of Opelika Scrap Material; owned TransAmerica
Printing; and has spent the past 20+ years at Waste Management, serving as that
company’s Public Sector manager for the states of Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama
and Kentucky for the last ten years.
served as a Lee County Commissioner for 8 years, and served as Vice-Chairman on
the Opelika Industrial Development Board for 7 years. He is also the Past President of the Opelika
Rotary Club, Past President of the Opelika Jaycees, and is a Charter Board
Member of the Opelika Dixie Youth Baseball.
He is married to Carol Bazemore White;
they have three children and four grandchildren.
The Whites are members of First Baptist
Church in Opelika.
Scott Parker comes to the
City of Opelika as the new City Engineer, replacing Walter Dorsey who retired
from city employ earlier this year.
This lifelong resident of Lee
County is a distinguished Professional Engineer; he has twenty years of roadway
design and transportation engineering experience. His experience not only
includes work in materials and design, but in capacities from municipal to
federal programs. During his tenure, he has been able to develop the
managerial experience needed to propel the city into its bright and prosperous
A graduate of
Auburn University in Civil Engineering, Scott comes from a long line of
engineering expertise. He obtained his P.E. in the state of Alabama in
Scott and his wife Miki (formerly
Torres, of Auburn) and their two daughters will soon be relocating to the city
and are excited to experience all Opelika has to offer. Scott is excited
to become a part of the community and looks
forward to serving as City Engineer.
The Parkers are members of St.
Michael’s Catholic Church.