Mayor Gary W. Waters

Mayor Waters was elected to office in August 2012. He is currently serving his first term. Contact the Mayor at


  • Married to Lynn Edington-Waters
  • Three children: Kyle, Zachary and Emilee; two grandchildren
  • Resident of Pelham since 1977


  • Graduate Baldwin County High School
  • Trained as a Military Firefighter – US Army
  • Trained as a Crash/Rescue Specialist – US Army
  • Paramedic Program – UAB
  • Army Officer’s Candidate School – Fort McClellan

Professional/Community Involvement:

  • United States Army – Honorably Discharged after 3 years of service
  • Firefighter – City of Bay Minette and City of Pelham
  • Appointed Firefighter Lieutenant – City of Pelham
  • Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Alabama Army National Guard – Retired after 24 years of service with a rank of Captain
  • Rifle Platoon Leader, Company B, 167th Infantry – Pelham
  • Appointed Fire Chief – Retired after 24 years as Chief
  • Living Organ Donor

Areas of Interest:

  • Provide servant leadership to employees, residents and business
  • Follow the Civil Service Law
  • Promote a team mindset through the City
  • Create a friendly business climate
  • Safeguard our cash reserves