Mayor Gary Fuller, Opelika
League Vice President
A graduate of Southern Union State Community College, Mayor Gary Fuller was President and CEO of Fuller Broadcasting Company, Inc. from 1985 until he sold the company in 1998. His six stations received numerous awards and accolades for community service and local news coverage and in 1988, WZMG and WKKR became the first stations in Alabama to earn the National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Award for community service. He served on the Opelika City Council from 2000 until 2004 and was then elected mayor. In addition, he is the past president of the Lee County United Way, Opelika Rotary Club and the Opelika Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Fuller serves on the Alabama League of Municipalities’ Stimulus Task Force and is the past chair of the League’s Committee on State and Federal Legislation. He has completed the League’s Basic and Advanced Certified Municipal Official programs and is currently working on his CMO Emeritus designation.