Karyl Rice

President, Pro-Tempore

Karyl was elected to office in October 1984.  She is currently serving her eighth term.

Personal Profile:

  • Karyl Rice
  • 663-6190 H
  • karylrice@pelhamonline.com
  • Married to James M. Rice  (Mike)
  • Two children: daughter Karlyn Rice McCombs and son Chris
  • Corporate partner, office manager and financial officer of Business Telephones, Inc.
  • City resident for 40 years


  • Graduate of the University of Alabama with a composite degree in Chemistry and Biology in Secondary Education
  • Certified Municipal Official with Alabama League of Municipalities

Professional/Community Involvement:

  • Member of Alabama League of Municipalities
  • Serving on Alabama League of Municipalities Finance, Administration, and Intergovernment Relations Committee since 2006
  • Member of Crosscreek Baptist Church
  • Member of Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Alabama City/County Management Association
  • Council representative to the Pelham Planning Commission
  • City Council President 2006-2008
  • City Council President Pro-Tempore 2004-2006
  • Served on Technical Assistance Team for evaluating progress at Riverchase Middle School in achieving the goals of the MMGW program established by the Southern Regional Education Board