Maurice Mercer

Maurice Mercer "Blessed are the peacemakers "

I have worked with many of you to enhance the quality of life in Pelham over the last ten years. I have outlined some of the priorities we may want to consider for future growth. In 2012, the council was divided and the city asked for a new council to work together. The results achieved are from a collaborative effort. The results included but are not limited to: Increasing cash reserves while lowering debt, creating family fun events, expanding the senior center, revising city employee pay plan, initiating start of a green-way trails , supporting new and renovated schools, continuing plans for a new library, and proposing a recreational center be added to park footprint. We have provided state of the art equipment and ensured access to training for Police and Firemen. Pelham is fortunate to have low crime rates and excellent fire ratings. As the son of a nurse and police officer; I’m always excited to support our first responders. When the time calls, Pelham will be ready! We are all proud of these efforts. If I’m re-elected, I will continue what we started and focus on schools, communication, fiscal accountability, marketing, and community. I’M PROPOSING THE FOLLOWING >> 1. SCHOOLS: I will continue to make sure our kids have the tools to succeed in a global market by working with all stakeholders: administrators, teachers, support personnel, school board and parents. 2. COMMUNICATION: Communicating with our residents is important to me. We need to enhance our efforts in the following channels: newsletters, town hall meetings, social media, website, and apps. You asked for more communication and I will see to it. 3. FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Maintaining our AAA bond rating is a priority. I will help create a responsible and balanced budget. In April 2016, Independent auditors verified that Pelham is in excellent financial shape. 4. MARKETING: I believe we have to continue to reinvest in ourselves. With all the new things happening in Pelham, it’s the perfect time to continue to market Play & Stay in Pelham. The city’s partnership with Oak Mountain State Park has been growing over the last couple years. We need to work with them to bring more events to the park. In addition, the commercial development authority will play a key role in taking our economic development growth to the next level. 5. COMMUNITY: I will work hard to continue to support events like Taste of Pelham and the Pelham Palooza that bring our community together. I will continue to work with our local civic, patriotic, faith-based and non-profit groups in our city as they also add to the quality of life. “Dedicated to Community and Committed to Service

By now you have heard about Pelham’s 3rd grader Destiny who is fighting a rare childhood cancer . Here’s a way to help a...
02/21/2020
Click here to support Destiny Go Fight Win for Destiny's Fight against Hepatoblastoma and childhood cancer awareness

By now you have heard about Pelham’s 3rd grader Destiny who is fighting a rare childhood cancer . Here’s a way to help and show your support . Let us all continue to pray and send positive thoughts her way . #DestinyStrong #PelhamUnited #IHeartPelham

Purchase a shirt or hoodie to support Destiny in her journey to fight hepatoblastoma. A rare childhood cancer disease affecting 1 person out of every million.

Pelham Schools Foundation Fundraiser
02/09/2020

Pelham Schools Foundation Fundraiser

Volunteering time with the American Legion
02/09/2020

Volunteering time with the American Legion

It was a wonderful night for the Pelham City Schools Foundation . We enjoyed ourselves .
02/09/2020

It was a wonderful night for the Pelham City Schools Foundation . We enjoyed ourselves .

02/08/2020

Looking forward to judging the oratorical contest for Matthew Blount Post 555 . It exciting to hear our young people articulate their thoughts on the constitution.

02/05/2020
Photos from Maurice Mercer's post
02/05/2020

Photos from Maurice Mercer's post

Welcome To Pelham Bella Blooms and Designs. We are glad to have you .
02/05/2020

Welcome To Pelham Bella Blooms and Designs. We are glad to have you .

We are so thankful to Mayor Waters, and all of the council members and ambassadors that attended our ribbon cutting ceremony. We are overwhelmed by the warm welcome we have received from the city of Pelham and our chamber and look forward a very successful business venture.

It was great to see Mayor Waters , Helena Council President Hal Woodman this morning celebrating young future engineers....
02/01/2020

It was great to see Mayor Waters , Helena Council President Hal Woodman this morning celebrating young future engineers. The Helena students competed on conceptual design of a future city . The research and techniques were developed at the Pelham Library makers space .

Great Job Pelham Library Future City Team! Thanks Mayor of Pelham Gary Waters, Pelham Councilman Mercer & Helena Councilman Woodman for attending. #futurecitycompetition #pelhamal #helenal #saturdaylibrarian #librariesrock

02/01/2020
Having a wonderful time in Talladega, Alabama at the ribbon cutting for the new museum of art . Thank you for the invita...
01/31/2020

Having a wonderful time in Talladega, Alabama at the ribbon cutting for the new museum of art . Thank you for the invitation Talladega College .

Let’s come out and support the Triple Nickel
01/26/2020

Let’s come out and support the Triple Nickel

Saturday February 1, 2020 - Come by & visit Matthew Blount Post 555 during Open House. VA representatives will be there, Blood Mobile, Register to Vote, get a Photo ID ,Meet members of the Post. Welcome all Veterans to join the American Legion and help support our Veterans and Youth programs. 9 am-4 pm/
Pelham Senior Center, 50 Racquet Parkway,Pelham ,AL

Still praying #DestinyStrong
01/26/2020

Still praying #DestinyStrong

WE ARE #DESTINYSTRONG 💚 9-year-old Destiny Riekeberg has a rare form of liver cancer. She may be among the few diagnosed, but she's not alone in fighting this disease. bit.ly/DestinyStrong

Excerpt from the I have a Dream speech . “...I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former...
01/20/2020

Excerpt from the I have a Dream speech . “...I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood..... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character...” -Dr Martin Luther King Jr
As I reflect on these words , I’m grateful on how far we come as a society yet I’m reminded at times of how far we have to go . I encourage us all to continue to push for equality in our walks of life . I encourage us not to be silent when we see oppression and hatred . We should stand on the shoulders of the great Dr King and help push the dream that we so desperately want our children and grandchildren to see of love , respect , and equality. - Maurice

I met Mr Bevelle at First Baptist Pelham several years back . He was one of the first Taste of Pelham vendors even thoug...
01/16/2020
My Site

I met Mr Bevelle at First Baptist Pelham several years back . He was one of the first Taste of Pelham vendors even though his restaurant was in Alabaster . I have watched him grow and would always mention when he’s ready to expand please consider Pelham . Well today he opens in Pelham with 68 seat capacity . This is a great addition to Pelham . Welcome home Pelham resident and Pelham Business Owner Mr Bevelle of Bevelle’s Cafe in the Staples shopping center! http://www.bevellecafe.com

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are so grateful for all of our customers who are waiting patiently for us to reopen. We are projecting the second week in January. We will update everyone with...

Save the date 📆 ✅
01/15/2020

Save the date 📆 ✅

It's almost time again!!! April 22 from 6-8pm.
#tasteofpelham

Please read this best practice list from Advance and City of Pelham .
01/09/2020

Please read this best practice list from Advance and City of Pelham .

A few recycle tips to start off the year! Advanced Disposal

Pelham and surrounding communities , please don’t go without heat. There are resources available . Community Action of M...
01/05/2020
Alabama gets $46 million to help families afford heat

Pelham and surrounding communities , please don’t go without heat. There are resources available . Community Action of Middle Alabama received grants for Shelby County residents . Email [email protected] or call 205.755.1204 https://www.al.com/news/2020/01/alabama-gets-46-million-in-grants-to-help-families-with-energy-bills.html

Residents can apply for assistance through 21 community service agencies that will share the grant money.

Merry Christmas from The Mercers
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from The Mercers

Come out and meet our officers, the men and women who protect and serve Pelham!
12/13/2019

Come out and meet our officers, the men and women who protect and serve Pelham!

As part of our ongoing efforts to build relationships with members of the community, we're inviting you to a behind the scenes look at the Pelham Police Department.

Join us for an Open House Thursday, December 19th. We'll have coffee and light snacks, activities for children and some patrol cars on display. We'd love it if everyone brought a police themed Christmas ornament for our tree.

Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you then.

#PelhamPD

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Pelham Christmas Tree 🎄 Lighting
12/07/2019

Pelham Christmas Tree 🎄 Lighting

Welcome to Pelham
12/03/2019

Welcome to Pelham

Marcella Baker, our new Senior Center Manager was recognized and welcomed at our City Council meeting tonight!

11/28/2019
Pelham Public Library Alabama
11/25/2019

Pelham Public Library Alabama

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Congratulations 4th grade PYL Football
11/24/2019

Congratulations 4th grade PYL Football

Pelham let’s rally behind our 4th Grade PYL Football as they take on Helena for the 6A Championship this coming Saturday...
11/18/2019

Pelham let’s rally behind our 4th Grade PYL Football as they take on Helena for the 6A Championship this coming Saturday 11/23 **Update time is 12:30 pm***
#GoPanthers #GoHam #IheartPelham

11/17/2019

Happy Founder’s Day to men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
Inc. Special recognition to the members of the Beta Mu Nu Alumni Chapter in Pelham that serve our community well .

Indeed, Let us honor our Veterans . Thank you for your service to our country !
11/11/2019

Indeed, Let us honor our Veterans . Thank you for your service to our country !

My family has trick or treated in Ballantrae for several years now. I think this is the first time both Councilman Scott...
11/01/2019

My family has trick or treated in Ballantrae for several years now. I think this is the first time both Councilman Scott and I were in costume so we had to mark the occasion with a photo. Emma joined us .

Congrats Pelham Band
10/28/2019

Congrats Pelham Band

Congratulations to the Pelham Band for being named the Class AA Powder Springs Regional Champion. The band also won the Outstanding Music and General Effect Awards. The band would have performed at the Finals Competition, but it was cancelled due to inclement weather. We are so very proud of our students, staff, and parents! One more to go!

This Saturday
10/03/2019

This Saturday

Let the Fall cleaning begin! #HeavyTrash #IHeartPelham #PelhamAlabama #Erecycling #DocumentShredding

It’s Family Week in the city of Pelham !
09/30/2019

It’s Family Week in the city of Pelham !

Family Week is September 29th - October 5th, with a special focus on today, which is Family Day! #FamilyWeek #FamilyDay

Farewell Regina . Thank you for serving well ! #17years #iheartpelham
09/27/2019

Farewell Regina . Thank you for serving well ! #17years #iheartpelham

We want to thank Regina Townsend, Senior Center manager for her dedication to the city and seniors for the past 17 years. You will be missed and we wish you the very best!

I was a student at Troy when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 happened . I’ll never forget waking up to the news . God rest...
09/11/2019

I was a student at Troy when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 happened . I’ll never forget waking up to the news . God rest the souls of the the people we lost and protect our nation from all foreign and domestic terrorist !

Never Forget

Flags placed on Bibb Graves quad to remember lives lost on 9/11

Looking forward to reading about Mr Xaviar Lankford and seeing him and the Pelham Panthers this season #PelhamPanthers #...
08/21/2019

Looking forward to reading about Mr Xaviar Lankford and seeing him and the Pelham Panthers this season #PelhamPanthers #IheartPelham #PlayandstayinPelham

Make sure to get your copy of the Shelby County Reporter tomorrow so you can get your hands on the 2019 Shelby County football magazine. This year's magazine is the best in a while after a complete redesign to the inside and has everything you need to know about the Pelham Panthers ahead of the season.

I support building a new city hall ! Though our city hall appears beautiful from the outside it has been determined the ...
08/20/2019
Will Pelham build a new city hall?

I support building a new city hall ! Though our city hall appears beautiful from the outside it has been determined the inside has mold and asbestos from years of leaking. Rather than invest 1 or 2 million for patches and possible mold and asbestos remediation , we should use those funds as a down payment for a new city hall for residents and employees . https://www.wbrc.com/2019/08/20/will-pelham-build-new-city-hall/

Pelham city councilors are looking at all options going forward, including building a new city hall.

First Day of School Photos
08/09/2019

First Day of School Photos

More photos of the Panther Family on #PelhamFIrstDay!

Welcome to Pelham
08/05/2019

Welcome to Pelham

Altitude Trampoline Park Birmingham has the COOLEST, CRAZIEST and THE BEST PLAYGROUND for kids 10 and under!!!
This massive, spacious indoor playground area full of mazes, slides, tunnels and climbing nets. Spanning over 5,000 square feet, our playground has activities to keep little ones engaged for hours!!
OPENING ON AUGUST 9TH AT 10 AM!!!!!!!!!!

Pelham Ridge PTO
08/02/2019

Pelham Ridge PTO

Pelham, Alabama Police Department
07/30/2019

Pelham, Alabama Police Department

FINAL UPDATE (9:10am): The road has been reopened.
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UPDATE (7:50am): Hwy 11 will be closed for an extended period of time.

Officers are rerouting traffic, so please follow their instructions if you are driving in the area.

#PelhamPD
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BREAKING: Hwy 11 is blocked in both directions due to a wreck near Ruby Dr.

Please find an alternate route as first responders work to clear the scene.

#PelhamPD

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Maurice Mercer was born in New York City and moved to Alabama at the age of 7. He is the son of the late Kathryn Jenkins a nurse and Morris Mercer retired policeman. Maurice is a graduate of Midfield High School and matriculated to Troy University and earned a degree in Business Administration and Marketing in 2004.

After college, Maurice worked with his grandfather, Henry Jenkins, in Labor Relations for the Midsouth Council of the RWDSU Union. Mercer worked for 6 years negotiating labor contracts across South Alabama before his grandfather passed and mom became ill.

Maurice’s first attempt to run for office was in 2008. Maurice missed the runoff by 200 votes to incumbent Karyl Rice place 5 and incumbent Bob Sullivan place 4. Through persistence and hard work, Maurice was elected to the Pelham City Council place 4 in a run-off election in October 2012 in a three way race. In 2016, he successfully garnered the votes for a 2nd term re-election. Mercer was the first African-American to elected in Pelham in 48 years of existence.

Maurice is the owner and CEO of KaTs Delivery , food logistics company in Metro-Birmingham and Troy,AL. Being an entrepreneur has allowed Maurice to be closer to his family while working in a field he is passionate about. Kats Delivery was awarded 2019 Small Business of the year.

Maurice is no stranger to service. He is actively involved in his church where he has led small groups/bible studies and serves on the church dream team serving members who serve. Maurice is a grand chapter life member and southern province life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and has served in various leadership capacities within the organization on grand chapter and southern province levels. Maurice is a 2001 initiate of the Theta Phi Chapter at Troy University. He is a charter member and a former Polemarch/President of the Alabaster-Pelham Alumni Chapter. Under Maurice’s leadership, the Alabaster-Pelham Alumni chapter won the southern province Chapter of the year 2 times. Maurice is a board member of the Pelham Library Guild, President of the Arc of Shelby County, and Co-organizer for the Taste of Pelham.

Maurice is married to the lovely, Amanda Mercer, veteran educator and editor with N2 publications. The couple recently celebrated 10 years of marriage in December 2019. They have two children, Emma and Katie.

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Happy Birthday Katie!!!
Do you know if the bridge on Hwy 52 will be repaired in the near future?
Can you me meet at Mercedes ?
Can you meet me at Mercedes?
Need to let Pelham and Shelby County know there is an alternative to RPS now. Many of the favorite duos that our fire departments etc loved are BACK serving our city & county in a different uniform but their hearts still love the job, citizens they help and their families! Just thought you would want to know !
Maurice Mercer, just curious, why do we have to bag leaves for pick in Pelham?
Thanks for all the info you post to keep us updated with Pelham news! Appreciate your efforts!
Thank you, Councilman Mercer, for supporting South City Theatre's grant application. Pelham is known for it's support of the arts, and we appreciate your efforts on our behalf!