Special Called Meeting | June 29, 2020

June 19, 2020

Mayor Randall Walker hereby announces a special called meeting of the Perry City Council on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting interviews for the Public Works Superintendent position. The meetings will be held at the James E. Worrall Center located at 1060 Keith Drive. All meetings of the council are open to the public unless otherwise closed in compliance with executive session guidelines.

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

June 18, 2020

Dear Graduating Class of 2020, Congratulations! High School graduation is a major milestone. The celebration may not look like you originally planned but your hard work is not lost in the challenges that resulted from this year. Use the lessons of dedication and perseverance to overcome challenges as you continue through life. They will serve you well as you make your mark on the world. Continue to dream big and believe you can make a positive impact on your community. The City of Perry is cheering for you every step of the way. On behalf of the City of Perry council members, we wish you a happy, healthy, and bright future. Sincerely, Randall Walker, City of Perry Mayor

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Run Big Shop Small Virtual Race

June 18, 2020

The Perry Main Street Program is hosting Run Big, Shop Small Virtual Race to support the small businesses that make Historic Downtown Perry a vibrant place! Participants will register and pledge to complete the distance of their choice from 1 mile, 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon. The race may be completed almost anywhere – neighborhoods, gyms, or Historic Downtown Perry. Participants can complete their race during any day of their choosing. They are, however, encouraged to complete their run between July 18-26. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are welcome to participate. The $30.00 official registration packet includes a Run Big, Shop Small t-shirt, event medal, and race bib.  Packets will be available for pick-up prior to race week in Historic Downtown Perry. Registration spots are limited and will close on July 3, 2020. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Perry Main Street Program whose mission is to promote a thriving downtown business district while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character. Thank you to event sponsors The Creek 100.9 FM, Visit Perry!, AF Realty Group, Moulliet Productions, KustomTees of Middle Georgia, and Inspire Pilates Studio. Visit our website to register and learn more about Run Big, Shop Small: A Virtual Race to Support Downtown Perry Businesses.  

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Special Called Meeting | June 25, 2020

June 18, 2020

Mayor Randall Walker hereby announces a Special Meeting of the Perry City Council on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting interviews for the Public Works Superintendent position. The meeting will be held at the James E. Worrall Center located at 1060 Keith Drive. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise closed in compliance with executive session guidelines.

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Downtown Businesses Benefit From Main Street Resiliency Grant

June 15, 2020

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board awarded over $4,700 in grant money to nineteen Historic Downtown Perry businesses. The grants are funded through the Perry Main Street Program Small Business Resiliency Grant. The Resiliency Fund is intended to support small businesses and their employees in Perry’s downtown district who are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. City of Perry’s Main Street Coordinator Haley Bryant said, “As we move forward, together, the Perry Main Street program will continue to provide resources and opportunities that encourage economic stability and sustainability to our local businesses. Our hope is that our business owners feel supported as we continue to attract new businesses and visitors. We strive to create a place for everyone to call Historic Downtown Perry home. None of it would be possible without our small businesses which are the spine of our local economy and the heartbeat of our community.” Trish Cossart, business owner of Cossart Design and Board Chair of the Main Street Advisory Board, said, “The Advisory Board, along with generous donations from the Samaritan Closet organization and the Perry Convention and Visitor Bureau, were able to award a grant to nineteen of our local businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Main Street Program is committed to the businesses in Historic Downtown Perry. We will continue to support them in any way possible.” The mission of the Perry Main Street Advisory Board is to promote a thriving downtown business district while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character. For more information about the Main Street Program or the grant, please contact Mrs. Bryant at 478-988-2761 or Haley.Bryant@perry-ga.gov. Media Coverage Historic Downtown Perry small businesses awarded Resiliency Grant – 41 NBC Perry businesses receive “Resiliency Grant” to help recover from COVID-19 pandemic – 13 WMAZ

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Football & Cheerleading Registration

June 11, 2020

UPDATE 7/21/20: Fall sport events are cancelled due to COVID-19. Refunds will be issued to those who have previously registered for the 2020 season. Please contact Leisure Services at 478-988-2860 for more information.

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Fall Soccer Registration

June 11, 2020

UPDATE 7/21/20: Fall sport events are cancelled due to COVID-19. Refunds will be issued to those who have previously registered for the 2020 season. Please contact Leisure Services at 478-988-2860 for more information.  

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BOOST Applications Now Available

June 11, 2020

Downtown Perry’s small businesses may apply for a grant to purchase equipment and eligible supplies.   The Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is accepting applications for the 11th round of BOOST grants; applications will be accepted from June 14-July 3.  Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply. Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000. Applicants may apply for funds to purchase business equipment, eligible interior renovations, façade grants if the applicant owns the property, a security system or professional services.  Grant funds may not be used for payment of salaries, debts, rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco, medicine, inventory, or ingredients or components used to produce inventory. Applications must be submitted online on the City of Perry’s Economic Development page and must include quotes and other requested information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Program information, rules and procedures are available at http://bit.ly/2JxS4Us.  Seventeen grants totaling nearly $11,000.00 have been awarded to downtown Perry businesses since July 2015. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the district.  The DDA, the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program, holds the funds until they are awarded.   The BOOST program is always seeking more participants/businesses to assist in funding the BOOST recipients. Perry area residents or businesses from outside the Downtown District can participate as a BOOSter. “If your business is blessed and you are seeking an outlet to help support businesses in Downtown Perry, especially with Covid19, then we would be happy to add you to our BOOSTer roster,” says Ashley Hardin, City of Perry Economic Development Manager and DDA staff member.   For more information, please contact Perry’s Economic Development Manager at (478) 988-2755 or Ashley.Hardin@perry-ga.gov.  

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