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The City of Pelham operates under a Mayor-Council form of government.  This form of government most closely resembles the private sector with the Mayor serving as the Chief Executive Officer and the Council as the Board of Directors.

The Mayor and City Council Members are elected at large for four-year terms.  The next municipal election will be held in 2004.

The Mayor and City Council work as a team with the City of Pelham employees to provide the public with:

  • A safe community in which to live and work.
  • Services delivered courteously and professionally.
  • Fiscal responsibility with accountability.
  • Convenient opportunities for recreation.

The elected officials and employees recognize that if they accomplish these goals the City of Pelham will always be a desirable place in which to live and work.

The City of Pelham operates under the direction of Mayor Bobby Hayes.  The Pelham City Council members are:

  • Mike Dickens, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Willard Payne
  • Jim Phillips
  • Ms. Karyl Rice
  • Ms. Rosemary Metcalf
  • Mayor Bobby Hayes

Mayor Hayes was elected to office in October 1984.  He is currently serving his fifth term.

  • Married to Judith Lance Hayes 
  • Three children; nine grandchildren
  • Retired Birmingham Police Sergeant
  • City resident for 32 years
  • Graduate of Jefferson State Community College

  • Certified Municipal Official - AL League of Municipalities

Professional/Community Involvement:
  • Member of the Alabama League of Municipalities
  • Executive Board Member of the Alabama League of Municipalities
  • Member of the Alabama League Committee on State and Federal Legislation
  • Executive Board Member of the Alabama Housing Finance Authority
  • Member of the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors for First National Bank of Shelby County
  • Member of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Alabama City/County Administration Association
Areas of Interest:

Public Safety, Economic Development and Education

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