Boards, Commissions & Authorities

The City of Pelham has a number of volunteer Boards and Commissions, so there is no shortage of opportunities for residents to engage with local government and serve the community.


When vacancies arise on boards and commissions, those are announced by the City Council during a City Council meeting. Additionally, those notices are posted at City Hall and online. 

Current Vacancies

  • Board of Adjustments and Appeals
  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment

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Descriptions & Responsibilities

Board of Adjustments and Appeals

The Board of Adjustments and Appeals makes decisions on variance requests related to the Building and Fire Codes. Read more about the Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

Board of Education

The Board of Education is vested with all powers necessary and proper for the control, administration, and management of Pelham City Schools. Read more about the Board of Education.

Personnel Board

The Personnel Board is charged with carrying out the provisions of the Civil Service Act and developing a comprehensive civil service system. Members also hear and render decisions relative to disciplinary matters. Read more about the Personnel Board.

Commercial Development Authority (CDA)

The CDA works closely with the mayor, city manager, and city council to develop and execute strategies to maintain and attract new commercial entities in the city. Read more about the Commercial Development Authority.

Library Board

The Pelham Library Board works in partnership with the staff to promote all the Library offers, create and achieve long-term goals, and fundraising. Read more about the Library Board.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board makes recommendations on fiscal matters and department policies, procedures, and operations. It provides feedback on the planning for capital projects and park maintenance and makes recommendations on providing diverse recreation services and programs. Read more about the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Storm Water Board

The Storm Water Board protects the environment in Pelham by controlling pollution of the storm sewer system and community waters. Read more about the Storm Water Board.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission promotes orderly development and growth in Pelham to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of those that live in the city. Read more about the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Zoning Board of Adjustments

The Zoning Board of Adjustments makes decisions on variance requests related to the Pelham Zoning Ordinance. Read more about the Zoning Board of Adjustments.