Public Works Superintendent Appointed

July 8, 2020

The City of Perry is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ansley Fitzner as the City’s Public Works Superintendent. Her appointment was approved during the July 7, 2020 council meeting. “I’m so proud to live in this great city and serve the citizens of Perry. I plan to lead the Public Works Department with the energy and enthusiasm needed to capitalize on our strengths. We are motivated to constantly strive for improvements in our services and staff,” said Ms. Fitzner. Ms. Fitzner graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  Her professional experience includes landscape maintenance, seasonal color programming, landscape design, landscape construction administration, and grant writing. She has served as the City’s Landscape Manager since 2017. Ms. Fitzner has two boys, Watt (age 5) and Ellis (age 3). City of Perry Public Works is located at 500 Ball Street in Perry.

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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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Virtual Summer Camp

June 3, 2020

The City of Perry Leisure Service’s Department will host “Camp’In,” a virtual summer camp, beginning June 9. This free, eight-week program will provide activities three days a week involving STEM education, games, physical activities, virtual field trips, and more. The curriculum is designed for children ages five through eleven. All ages, however, are welcome to participate and Perry residency is not required. Each week will include a different theme such as solving a mystery, Georgia history, and Perry themed activities. City of Perry Leisure Services Director, Sedrick Swan says, “the Perry Leisure Services Department will continue to meet our mission of providing leisure and recreational opportunities to our amazing citizens. Current circumstances require us to focus on bringing our summer camp in an innovative way. We hope the community enjoys our programming.” Participants can access the camp by visiting the City’s website at www.Perry-ga.gov and clicking on the “Camp’In” icon. Start Here!

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Work Session | June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Perry City Council meetings will be held every two weeks on Monday located at the Perry Arts Center located at 1121 Macon Road at 5:00 p.m. For more information please contact Annie Warren at annie.warren@perry-ga.gov or 478-988-2700. City Council Minutes and Agendas can be found here. View the meeting on the City’s Facebook page by visiting facebook.com/cityofperryga.  

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Department Budget Hearings | May 21, 2020

May 20, 2020

The Perry City Council will hold three department budget hearings for the Fiscal Year 2021 Recommended Operating Budget. May 21, 2020 Department of Public Works Office of the City Attorney Department of Leisure Services Office of the City Clerk Office of the City Manager May 26, 2020 Perry Police Department Department of Administration Department of Community Development Finance Department May 28, 2020 Perry Fire & Emergency Services Perry Municipal Court All meetings will be held at the Perry Arts Center (1121 Macon Road) at 5:00 p.m. To join the meeting by phone: Dial-in number: (425) 436-6367 Access code: 850369# If you choose this option, you will ONLY be able to hear the meeting and will not be able to participate in any public comment. To join the meeting by Facebook:  Use this URL – facebook.com/cityofperryga This will allow you to view and hear the meeting and be able to participate in the citizens input and general public items/comments.  Your questions will be read to the Mayor and Council by the Host. View:  FY-2021 Recommended Operating Budget

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City Council Meeting Information | May 19, 2020

May 14, 2020

Perry City Council will meet for their council meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at the Perry Arts Center (1121 Macon Road). The pre-council meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. To join the meeting by phone: Dial-in number: (425) 436-6367 Access code: 850369# If you choose this option, you will ONLY be able to hear the meeting and will not be able to participate in any public comment. To join the meeting by Facebook:  Use this URL – facebook.com/cityofperryga This will allow you to view and hear the meeting and be able to participate in the citizens input and general public items/comments.  Your questions will be read to the Mayor and Council by the Host.

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May 18, 2020 Work Session Information

May 13, 2020

Perry City Council will meet for their work session on Monday, May 18 at the Perry Arts Center (1121 Macon Road). The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. To join the meeting by phone:  Dial 425-436-6367  Access Code: 850369# If you choose this option, you will ONLY be able to hear the meeting and will not be able to participate in any public comment. To join the meeting by Facebook:  Use this URL – facebook.com/cityofperryga This will allow you to view and hear the meeting and be able to participate in the citizens input and general public items/comments.  Your questions will be read to the Mayor and Council by the Host.  

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