Perry Housing Week set for September 11-17!

August 17, 2016

Perry Housing Week September 11-17, 2016 Please make plans to join the Perry Housing Team and the Sand Hill neighborhood in celebrating fair, affordable, and quality housing here in Perry with the first ever Perry Housing Week! Kicking off the week will be a coming together of neighborhood residents and local/state officials to celebrate Housing Week and “kick off” the CHIP activities. Later in the week we will be meeting our friends in Sand Hill with door-to-door outreach providing housing resources and information and promoting the  neighborhood cleanup and cookout. Wrapping up Perry Housing Week will be a neighborhood clean up and cookout that Saturday morning! All are welcome! All events will take place at Willie Teonate Williams Park, 909 Jeanne Street, Perry, GA Schedule of Events: Event Date Time Kickoff Celebration and CHIP Grant   Recognition Monday, September 12 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Neighborhood Outreach and Resource     Education Thursday, September 15 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Neighborhood Cleanup and Cookout Saturday, September 17 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Perry Housing Team Leader, at (478) 988-2757 or via email at Download the Perry Housing Week flyer here: Housing Week Flyer

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Perry Brand Is Coming Along!

November 16, 2015

Progress continues on the Perry Branding Initiative, a community-wide effort aimed at differentiating our community, bringing visitors and businesses into Perry, and ensuring we provide the Perry experience that people desire. A collaborative effort on behalf of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, Discover Perry, Uptown Perry Partnership, Perry Downtown Development Authority, Perry Area Historical Society, Perry Downtown Merchants Association, Perry Main Street, and the City of Perry, this critical effort will help promote the economic and social vitality in Perry for years to come. Having completed the Research and Analysis phase of the project and working on the creative aspects of our brand, it is becoming increasingly clear as to who we are as a community, what our strengths and weaknesses are, and how we can market ourselves to the rest of the world. Our brand is materializing…and it’s going to be something that we as a community can really be proud of. Remember, a brand is so much more than just a logo or a tagline. Our brand is a reflection of Perry. Who we are, what we eat, the way we welcome people to our community, etc. Perry’s brand is the complete experience of our community and our community’s promise to others. Please stay tuned for more exciting news! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Robert Smith, Economic Development Director with the City of Perry, at (478) 508-1571 or via email at

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Don’t Forget! Minority Business Development Luncheon – Friday, October 16, 2015

August 18, 2015

Looking to grow or start a business here in Perry? Make plans to attend the first-ever Minority Business Development Luncheon here in Perry on Friday, October 16 from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Perry Arts Center in downtown Perry. Working with the Pastoral Alliance of Perry and Vicinity, the City is hosting this FREE EVENT with the goal of promoting business and employment growth and development and entrepreneurship within the local minority community. Resources will be on-hand to provide information and expert assistance on how to grow or start a business here in Perry. Plus, enjoy lunch and networking with other business owners and entrepreneurs. All are welcome! Bishop Milton Wynn with Greater Word of Deliverance Ministries will be speaking with those in attendance and we will also welcome Ms. Donna Ennis, Project Director for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center located at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, as our keynote speaker. Ms. Ennis and her organization is at the forefront of minority business development here in Georgia and this will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from her. MBDA Atlanta For more information, please find the event flyer below or contact Mr. Robert Smith with the City of Perry at (478) 988-2757 or via email at MBDL Event Flyer  

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Heritage Park – Day at the Park

May 26, 2015

The James E. Worrall Foundation invites the citizens of Perry to attend the First Annual “Heritage Park – Day at the Park” fundraiser being held on Saturday, May 30, 2015. This event will be a pet-friendly, family-style picnic and fundraiser at the site of what will become Heritage Park. The event will run from 11 AM to 2 PM at Heritage Park, 2005 Sam Nunn Blvd, Perry, Ga 31069. Guests are invited to bring their families, pets, blankets, and lawn chairs, and enjoy a picnic lunch served by The Worrall Foundation. There will be live entertainment and games for children to enjoy. Attendees will have the privilege of viewing the development plans for the future park area and learning more about The Worrall Foundation.   “Our goals for this event are to acquaint the community with our plans for this passive green park as well as raise money for those plans,” says John Hulbert, Co-President of The Worrall Foundation. “Heritage Park will be a community asset for public use, and it is important that we have the support of the community, not only in order to reach our financial goals but also to ensure the longevity of the development.” Funds raised at this event will go towards the build-out of the structural enhancements for this park.   The Worrall Foundation has been working closely with the City of Perry to develop the strategic plan for recreational growth and opportunities for the city. The need for additional parks and green space has been defined as one of those opportunities. The Worrall Foundation is working with the City to develop these 20+ acres into a passive park that will offer various recreational activities. Long term, the vision is to make Heritage Park one of the anchors of the Perry Greenway. The Worrall Foundation has set a goal to raise $300,000 in funds in 2015 to complete the plans for this park. Individuals who cannot attend the Day at the Park event but would like to support the cause can make donations at   The James E. Worrall Foundation is a living legacy to honor the late Mayor James E. Worrall and his 20 years of service to the city of Perry. The James E. Worrall Foundation works to promote recreational activities within the City of Perry by serving as a vehicle to solicit and accept contributions, gifts, grants, and other donations of property to further Mayor Worrall’s goal of improving opportunities for the community’s youth. The Worrall Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3). For more information, visit: and  

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