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Talent & Workforce Committee

The purpose of the Talent & Workforce Committee is to provide direction and support for our community's workforce development efforts by participating in and executing our Forward Opelika Initiative's "Attract & Align Talent" goal. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Developing a comprehensive regional talent plan
  • Executing a talent attraction & retention campaign
  • Growing the talent pipeline through:
    • Business & education partnerships within K-12, teacher events, parent education & raising awareness & enrollment in post-secondary opportunities
    • Develop a comprehensive talent repository of workforce services & programs
    • Build talent portal for employers & prospective employees/job postings
    • Serve as a welcome wagon to get new residents into pipeline quicker
  • Address workforce barriers like achievable housing, affordable childcare & transportation issues

2022-2023 Members

Al McCambry, Board Co-Chair

Dr. Linda North, Co-Chair

Chuck Beams

Jason Bryant

If you would like more information on Opelika Chamber's committees & councils, contact

Mackenzie Poole, Director of Leadership & Events at