Rock Star Employees
The 5-Pointed Star represents the 5 qualities our Rock Star employees exemplify:
- Results Oriented
~Tuskege Alumni Club, Shelby County
~ A Pelham Family
~ Randy Bury
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.