Rock Star Employees
The 5-Pointed Star represents the 5 qualities our Rock Star employees exemplify:
- Results Oriented
To the BalIantrae Staff ~ I just wanted to take time and thank you and your team. I think y’all are doing an incredibly good job. Since the course was reopened on May 1st, everything flows so well. I think all who have had the pleasure of playing this past week would agree. I’m sure there’s been a lot of work on your part and on the part of your staff to make sure things flow smoothly.
It’s been great and all golfers appreciate the effort and hard work. ~ Bill Charles
Matt came to my house yesterday to set my office equipment up, so I can work from home. I just want you all to know what a fabulous person he is. He was so kind, thoughtful, happy, eager to be of assistance and so very smart. He had my equipment up and running in no time. It is all working perfectly today. He is without a doubt an asset to The City of Pelham. I thought he deserved some praise so I am just letting you know my thoughts, in writing. ~ Sue
This afternoon we noticed that there was a water leak in our yard. I called the office and Tyrone came to see if it was a water works problem or our problem. Bottom line, it seems it is our problem and we have called a plumber to take care of the matter.
Tyrone was very professional and did a great job trying to determine where the leak was coming from. We just wanted to say thank you again to Tyrone and for the positive attitude he had toward his job and the image he gave to Pelham Water Works. ~The Donaghe Family
I just wanted to make sure you knew how exemplary your employee Matt is and how he is an asset to the organization. I will say I have run across some employees there that I have’t been so thrilled with but he has certainly been the breath of fresh air that was needed. Please make sure he is acknowledged and that his kindness and selflessness doesn’t go unnoticed. ~ Mrs. Lewis
I reported a pothole via the report a concern section of the website about 11:30 am. When I went out that afternoon around 2:30 pm and the hole had been filled in. My compliments to those responsible for the quick response! ~ Tom
~Tuskege Alumni Club, Shelby County
~ Danny Barry
~ A Pelham Family
~ Randy Bury
OUR NEWEST MAGISTRATE!
Ashley recently completed her course and earned certification as Magistrate through the Alabama College and Alabama Administrative Office of Courts. She is a great addition to the Municipal Court family.
City Manager, Gretchen DiFante, has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Leadership Trailblazer Award. The Leadership Trailblazer Award recognizes leaders in local government who have championed and inspired other women to achieve as well.
The 2019 Leadership Trailblazer Award is sponsored by The League of Women in Government, an affiliate group of the International City/County Management Association representing women in local government. According to their website, the League serves as the umbrella organization to support local and statewide organizations that advance women to local government leadership. The League’s objective is to move the needle forward on the number of women serving at the most senior and executive levels in ALL areas of local government.
As part of the nominating process, Mayor Gary Waters wrote the following about Gretchen, “Gretchen DiFante is a change agent within an organization where change is difficult. On a good day, under ideal conditions, Gretchen’s job is difficult. On a bad day, under less than ideal conditions (internal and external opposition, push-back and reach in), her job is nearly impossible. Yet, she is fearless, committed and determined. Given that less than 20 percent of municipalities in the State of Alabama are managed by City Managers and an infinitesimally smaller number are managed by women, Gretchen has become the woman to watch in Alabama. In the short time Gretchen has been with Pelham, Gretchen has brought the Women Leading Government State Chapter to Pelham in conference. Her willingness to take a bold and leading role in the management and change of a municipality once known as a male-dominated bastion sets an inspirational example for all women to emulate. She has also pounded the Pelham gender employment playing field flat!”
Gretchen is bringing about a culture change throughout the city. By placing the right people in the right positions, the city is poised to serve its residents, businesses and visitors.
Employee Benefits Expo 2019!
Thanks to everyone who came out! It was great to see the employees, retires and the council taking part in the wellness screening, the benefit booths and costumes!
Ann's experience and accomplishments are exceptional. She is a two-time All-American, she won 23 National Championships, achieved a #1 ITF World Ranking, and is a member of both the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame and the Alabama Tennis Hall of Fame. Those are just a FEW of the highlights.
She passed her passion for tennis along to future stars. “Being able to teach at such a beautiful club, alongside an amazing staff, has been so special,” Etheredge said. “From teaching lessons to coaching USTA teams, I have met so many wonderful people. I’ve gotten so much joy and gratification from watching them strive to improve their tennis game and accomplish their goals.”
While we are sad to see her start this new chapter, Etheredge is very much looking forward to it, and she’s not the only one. “I’m going to enjoy getting up each day and doing whatever I want with my time. My Goldendoodle, Gracie, will be VERY happy,” she said.