Pelham City Clerk retiring

Pelham City Clerk Donna Treslar has seen a lot of changes during her more than 25 years of service to the city.

But Treslar will see at least one more, as Mayor Don Murphy announced during the city council meeting Monday night that Treslar will be retiring Nov. 1.

“I have been honored to be the city clerk, or just to be an employee of the city of Pelham,” Treslar said. “I have really enjoyed this job.”

Treslar’s official retirement will be Nov. 1, although she will be on vacation for most of September.

Treslar has five grandchildren, with the youngest being two, and she said she plans to spend time with them.

“I hate to lose Donna, but she’s got her heart in the right place,” Murphy said. “She’s earned her retirement.”

In addition to her duty as city clerk, Treslar has also served in many leadership roles in the city.

She has served on the Pelham Beautification Board, Alabama City/County Management Association, Alabama Municipal Clerks and Administrators Association, International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the International City/County Management Association, Leadership Shelby County, The Salvation Army and the Personnel Committee at Lakeside Baptist Church.

Although a replacement for Treslar has not been named, she is confident the city clerk will step in and do a great job for the city she loves.

“Part of being a good leader is preparing for someone to take your place,” Treslar said. “It will be a smooth transition.”