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 Council elects a president and president pro tempore to
preside over the council meetings. The Mayor is in charge of day-to-day
operations of the city. He is not a voting member of the council.
The Mayor and City Council Members are elected at large for four-year
terms. The municipal election was held in 2016. All residents vote at
the Pelham Civic Complex for municipal elections.
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
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.