Mayor Don Murphy

Mayor Murphy was elected to office in October 2008. He is currently serving his first term. Contact the Mayor at [email protected].


  • Married to Martha Murphy
  • Two children: Gene and Jeff; two grandchildren
  • Resident of Pelham since 1969


  • Kirkman Tech and University of Alabama Birmingham

Professional/Community Involvement:

  • Independent business owner and Real Estate broker in Pelham for 35 years
  • Elected as a Republican to the Shelby County Commission and Alabama State Legislature
  • Past President, Cahaba Valley Jaycees
  • Past President, Pelham Civitan Club
  • Past President, Alabaster/Pelham Rotary
  • Director, Shelby County YMCA
  • Past President, Pelham High School Athletic Booster Club
  • North Shelby County Chairman of Heart Association
  • Former Director, Shelby County Cancer Society
  • Birmingham Association of Home Builders
  • Alabama Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
  • Birmingham Board of Realtors
  • Alabama Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • US Army Veteran

Areas of Interest:

Fiscally responsible budget, increase citizen participation with city, improve roadways, increase commercial tax base, responsible development and growth for the city, expand sewer availability, increase parks and playgrounds and education.