All City of Perry Facilities Closed to Walk-In Service

March 19, 2020

In response to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, the City of Perry will be making modifications to our daily operations until further notice. Perry City Hall: Closed to the public. Utility payments may be made over the phone or online. Payments may be made at our kiosk located in the City Hall parking lot. Credit, debit, money orders, and checks are accepted. Customer Service may be reached at 478-988-2754. Please visit https://www.perry-ga.gov/customer-service/. Perry Community Development Building: Closed to the public. The Development Services Portal is available online at https://www.perry-ga.gov/community-development/. Perry Fire & Emergency Service & Police Department: Closed to the public. They will continue to provide essential services. Response times may be delayed for non-emergency situations. Perry Leisure Services: All activities are cancelled, including upcoming Spring sports. Refunds will be issued automatically. The James. E. Worrall Center and Rozar Park office is closed to the public. Perry Municipal Court: Closed to the public. They will continue to provide customer service over the phone. Fines may be paid online or by telephone. Municipal Court may be reached at 478-988-2814. Please visit https://www.perry-ga.gov/municipal-court/. We encourage our citizens to contact the City via our website at www.perry-ga.gov or via the YourCity app available in the Android and Google app stores. The City appreciates your patience and understanding as we continue to provide general City services to our citizens. If you require assistance, please contact the appropriate department: Department Contact City Hall (478) 988-2700 Mayor Walker (478) 988-2707 City Manager (478) 988-2703 City Clerk (478) 988-2736 Customer Service (478) 988-2754 Personnel (478) 988-2713 City Attorney (478) 988-2750 Public Works (478) 988-2732 Police Department (478) 988-2800 Fire Department (478) 988-2852 Community Development (478) 988-2720 Leisure Services (478) 988-2860 Municipal Court (478) 988-2814

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The Swanson Receives Rave Reviews

March 4, 2020

The Telegraph & macon.com reporters Justin Baxley and Jenna Eason experienced the Southern Dining Experience of The Swanson! Great food, excellence service, and southern charm…that’s what #WhereGeorgiaComesTogether is all about! Check out their review at https://www.macon.com/…/positively-fo…/article240657676.html.

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Perry Main Street Program Named Georgia Main Street of the Month

February 3, 2020

The City of Perry’s Main Street Program is Georgia Main Street’s “Main Street of the Month” in February. “Historic Downtown Perry has been a Classic Main Street Community since 2014. Over the last six years, we have experienced monumental growth and change that has not only diversified our business mix downtown, but our community as a whole. Our downtown, with the support of our leadership and the assistance and resources provided by the Georgia Main Street Program, is home to around 190 businesses and counting. Our Main Street program is hard at work continuing to cultivate a downtown curated of unique experiences and destinations for both our residents and visitors. There is something for everyone in Historic Downtown Perry and the future is good in the city Where Georgia Comes Together!” –Haley Bryant, Main Street Coordinator Perry’s Main Street Program is a designated Classic Main Street Community by the state of Georgia and nationally accredited by the National Main Street Center.  All Classic Main Street communities are required to meet ten standards for accreditation.  They place an emphasis on historic preservation, education, and economic development leading itself to an active and vibrant downtown. The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980.  The initiative now serves as one of the largest Main Street networks in the country.  Perry is one of 118 Main Street Cities in Georgia.

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Carroll Street and Main Street Road Closures January 20-24

January 17, 2020

Portions of Carroll Street and one lane of Main Street will be closed January 20 – 24. The streets will still be accessible through detours throughout the project. Please use caution in this area.

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Perry Main Street Coordinator Appointed to State Downtown Board

January 9, 2020

  Haley Bryant, Perry’s Main Street Coordinator, was appointed to the Georgia Downtown Association’s (GDA) Board of Directors.  She will represent Region 6 in Georgia. Bryant is one of fifteen elected members to serve on the GDA which includes twelve downtown program professionals and three representatives from private or government sectors. The GDA is a non-profit that promotes economic redevelopment of Georgia’s downtowns.  The association uses advocacy, education, and marketing to focus on the positive economic impact of downtown areas. Learn more about the GDA on their website at www.georgiadowntownassociation.org.  

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Community Development has a new home!

October 17, 2019

Community Development has a new home!  Visit them at 741 Main Street, Downtown Perry. Learn more about Community Development at https://www.perry-ga.gov/community-development/.

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Complete Downtown Survey

August 12, 2019

Our Main Street Program and Downtown Development Authority are hard at work creating a future vision for our Historic Downtown Perry and we want YOU to be a part of it! You can participate now by filling out the survey at the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DowntownPerry2019

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Main Street Design Committee Meeting Cancelled

July 5, 2019

The Perry Main Street Design Committee meeting is cancelled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

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New Perry Cleaners awarded Main Street Facade Grant

March 14, 2019

Congratulations to Terry Mullis, owner of New Perry Cleaners, for being awarded a Main Street Façade Grant. Through the City of Perry Main Street Facade Grant program, Terry Mullis was awarded $2,200 and recently made significant improvements to the exterior of his building at 736 Main Street. The improvements included roof and awning enhancements, exterior paint, exterior lighting, signage and landscaping. Mullis said it was the first exterior change on the building since it was built in 1954. “The Main St. Facade Grant program helped me expand on what I had already planned to do,” Mullis said, adding the lighting and landscaping were additional improvements he may not have added had it not been for the grant funds. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board offers a Downtown Development District Façade Program to current and active businesses located within the City of Perry’s Downtown District/Perry Main Street District.  The purpose of the Facade Grant is to provide incentives to downtown business and property owners within the district to make improvements to historic properties, as well as to renovate and/or rehab buildings within the commercial core of Downtown Perry.  All applications and proposed improvement projects will be reviewed and facilitated by Perry Main Street’s Design Committee. By stimulating investment and encouraging revitalization of Perry’s Downtown District, Perry Main Street seeks to promote the historic character and sense of place that is unique to Perry through providing opportunity for business and property owners to honor their respective building’s heritage, unique architectural features, historic appearance and significance, current condition, contribution to the district and overall impact. For more information about our Façade Grant Program application process, visit: https://www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/perry-main-street-board/ or contact our Main Street Coordinator, Haley Myers at 478-988-2761 or haley.myers@perry-ga.gov.           Terry Mullis pictured receiving his check from the Main Street Design Committee and City of Perry staff. (Pictured left to right-Gary Moulliet, Bill Loudermilk, Ashley Hardin, Terry Mullis, Terre Walker, Haley Myers, Trish Cossart and Jim Lay).

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Main Street Coordinator Hired

February 8, 2019

The City of Perry’s Main Street Coordinator position was filled internally by Haley Myers who is currently the Special Events Coordinator with the City.   The mission of the Perry Main Street Program is to promote and create a thriving central business district in Downtown Perry and along primary entrance corridors into the downtown development district, while preserving Perry’s historic resources and character. Haley Myers came to the City the end of 2017 after working as the Director of Marketing for BeLoved Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga.  She is a graduate from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications and Nonprofit Management. She has worked for various organizations such as Krochet Kids intl. in Costa Mesa, CA and Plywood People in Atlanta, GA, as a digital marketing specialist. While serving as the first ever Special Events Coordinator for the City of Perry this past year, Ms. Myers has learned about the community, it’s leadership, the city’s partners, local businesses and citizens.   She built events and memorable experiences from the ground up where everyone was able to come together in the heart of middle Georgia.  Her vision and work ethnic created a year full of fun community events! Ms. Myers comments, “I am excited to take on the role as Main Street Coordinator and serve the city in this new capacity. I look forward to walking alongside current and potential businesses, continuing historic preservation initiatives and creating new economic development projects throughout our Downtown Main Street District.  With the help and direction of our Main Street Advisory Board and committees, our trajectory is high and the potential for new growth and the enhancement of our city’s quality of life is very exciting!”

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