Rock Star Employees

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The 5-Pointed Star represents the 5 qualities our Rock Star employees exemplify:

  1. Adaptability
  2. Communication
  3. Initiative
  4. Integrity
  5. Results Oriented
Our Employees
We would like to send our sincere appreciation to Danny Tate, Director, Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, and his staff for their outstanding support during our first annual scholarship brunch in August 2019. Conference Event Manager, Lucy's hard work did not go unnoticed during the event. She was friendly, professional and welcoming.
~Tuskege Alumni Club, Shelby County

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to 911 Operator, M., for being the only one who stopped and ran to our car to render aid after my wife and I were were hit and in shock from the impact. She immediately called 911 and tended to my wife until the ambulance arrived and my wife was taken to the ER. M. volunteered to drive me home to get our other vehicle and go to the hospital. She is a person of great character who was giving of herself to do for others when she didn't have to.
~ A Pelham Family

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!

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.