Village Thanks Terri Rouke -
A Message from Current and Former Mayors
There is so much to say about Terri Rouke, who is retiring soon from the Village of Pelham municipal staff after 21 years of service. As current and former mayors, we want to recognize all that Terri has done for – and meant to – the Village.
Terri started her Pelham career working as the administrative assistant to former Police Chief Joe Benifico before moving over to Village Hall in 2002 and assuming the role of Village Clerk in 2004. Terri quickly became incredibly knowledgeable about Village operations, and has been an exceptional problem solver who is always supportive of residents’ needs.
After more than two decades in Pelham municipal government, she has become an irreplaceable source of history and institutional knowledge. She has served during the terms of five different mayors and has been deeply involved in the most visible day to day Village operations –administering parking lots, taking minutes at many late night land use board meetings, and fielding resident inquiries about everything imaginable — always with kindness and respect.
Her responsiveness and breadth of duties have often made her the public face of government to Village residents, and each of us has relied on her as an essential part of providing effective local government administration. She has been a model civil servant, a loyal Pelhamite, and for each of us, a friend.
Terri, we thank you for your commitment to the Village of Pelham and hope you enjoy your next chapter. We will miss you.