Small Business Development Open House

January 31, 2018

Josh Walton, area director for the Macon office of the UGA Small Business Development Center, will be at Perry City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 5-6 p.m. for a small business development open house. Walton will be available to discuss programs offered through the SBDC office and other resources that can help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The open house will be an informal event where business owners can drop by and speak one-on-one with him. Information about programs offered in the downtown development district by the Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, will also be provided. Anyone interested in learning how to grow a business is invited to attend. For more information, please, contact Robert Smith at (478) 988-2757 or robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.

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Councilmember Bynum-Grace Receives Certificate of Dedication

January 29, 2018

Bynum-Grace Receives Certificate of Dedication Perry Councilmember Phyllis Bynum-Grace received the prestigious Certificate of Dedication award from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Mayors’ Day conference in Atlanta on Sunday, January 21. The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides a nationally recognized series of training opportunities for city officials. The Certificate of Dedication requires 276 hours of training, including at least 108 hours from a required list of classes, 18 hours of which must be from a new Advanced Leadership track, and the Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute. After obtaining the Certificate of Dedication, officials must complete nine hours of continuing education each year to maintain the certificate. The training program consists of a series of more than 60 courses. Bynum-Grace was one of 11 city officials to receive the Certificate of Dedication at the conference. “This is outstanding achievement truly speaks to the dedication shown by these recipients,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “We commend Councilmember Bynum-Grace for this accomplishment and for the commitment she’s shown in using this valuable resource to become a more effective city official. Councilmember Bynum-Grace serves as an example to other city officials across the state.” “The dedication shown by these eleven public servants from across the state to enhance their skills and knowledge of municipal governance is remarkable,” said Stacy Jones, Associate Director of Governmental Training, Education, and Development for the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. “Their commitment to education means they are bringing back tools, insights, knowledge, resources and networks to strengthen their cities. The Institute of Government is proud to partner with GMA to make this expanded training opportunity available to Georgia’s city leaders.”

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Last Day for Late Registration for Spring Soccer-Fri., Jan. 26

January 25, 2018

Last day for late registration for Spring Soccer is Friday, Jan. 26 for the two age groups below.  Please register at Perry Leisure Services, 1060 Keith Dr., Perry, GA from 8 am-5 pm.  On-site registration only by parent or legal guardian and bring birth certificate.  Please call 478-988-2860 for more information or questions. U6 New $61.50 Returner $56.50 U12 New $91.50 Returner $86.50

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Closed Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to inclement weather

January 17, 2018

We are closed Wed. Jan. 17, 2018 due to inclement weather. Please call 911 if you have an emergency.

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Perry Rural Zone designation

January 12, 2018

Perry is among nine rural cities selected for a new tax credit program for Georgia downtowns. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, or DCA, recently announced Perry’s five-year designation as a Rural Zone, a program established in 2017 that focuses on job creation and private investment in designated areas. The program features a job tax credit, investment credit and rehabilitation credit. “This package will make infill and redevelopment projects more attractive to investors,” Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon said. “It will be a tremendous boost to redevelop properties where investors previously could not generate a sufficient return on investment.” The boundaries of the Rural Zone roughly correspond with those of Perry’s downtown development district. “The courthouse square and historic downtown has been the lifeblood of Georgia’s rural communities,” DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn stated in a DCA news release. “The purpose of the Rural Zone is to encourage small business investment and job creation to help preserve these small town assets and stimulate economic activity in the community.” Perry has completed significant research and planning initiatives over the last few years, including a strategic master plan, retail and housing market analysis, wayfinding strategy, branding initiative and hotel feasibility study, Edgemon explained. “This preparation means Perry is poised to implement the program immediately,” she said. In 2017, DCA also named Perry as a Plan First Communities. This Rural Zone program can be layered with the Perry Downtown Development Authority’s locally-funded revolving loan fund, revolving loan funds offered through DCA and the Georgia Cities Foundation, and other programs, she said.

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January 12, 2018

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