City of Perry now on Facebook!

August 24, 2016

The City of Perry is now on Facebook! In order to provide information, engage the community, and promote Perry we are entering the world of social media and Facebook will be our first platform. Please “like” us on Facebook and spread the word! The link to our Facebook page is below:       Look for coming social media activity as we work to better serve the community!  

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Perry Awarded CHIP Grant!

June 1, 2016

The City of Perry was awarded $306,000 through the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for housing rehabilitation activities in Perry’s Sand Hill neighborhood! In an effort led by the City of Perry Housing Team the City prepared and submitted, with the assistance of Grant Specialists of Georgia, Inc., an application for funding in December 2015 that centered on rehabilitating owner-occupied homes in Sand Hill, a target neighborhood for ongoing Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) activities overseen by the Perry Housing Team. Sand Hill is an historic mill neighborhood with approximately 190 homes just South of Downtown Perry, many of them substandard or dilapidated. This grant will work in conjunction with a number of ongoing efforts in the neighborhood geared towards bettering the homes and lives of Sand Hill residents. Moving forward, funds should be available for use by August or September of this year and grant funded rehabilitation projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The City will be accepting requests and compiling a list of possible projects beginning in July. In order to be eligible homes must be owner-occupied and the owners must meet specific income requirements. If you live in Sand Hill and are interested in working with the Perry Housing Team on a rehabilitation project for your home please contact Mrs. Christine Sewell with the City of Perry Department of Community Development at (478) 988-2720. Official release from DCA: DCA CHIP Award Announcement Perry Housing Team information: Perry Housing Team For more information regarding the grant program or the Perry Housing Team please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Perry Housing Team Leader, at (478) 988-2757 or via email at robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.  

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Perry – Where Georgia Comes Together

May 17, 2016

A nearly 15-month effort on behalf of the Perry Branding Committee, a group of 10 community leaders representing various organizations in Perry, has culminated in a very exciting, sustainable, versatile and, most importantly, true community brand that represents who we are as a community and our promise to those who live in Perry, conduct business Perry, and visit Perry. Perry, Georgia truly is “Where Georgia Comes Together.” Tremendous efforts have been made exploring, researching, designing, developing, etc. a brand that not only expresses who we are as a community but distinguishes Perry from other places. We as a community must own our role of being the place where Georgia, and the people passing through or visiting Georgia, comes together. The City of Perry wishes to thank the following organizations for their support of the Perry Brand effort: Perry Downtown Merchants Association Perry Main Street Advisory Board Perry Downtown Development Authority Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Perry Area Historical Society Uptown Perry Partnership Perry Area Chamber of Commerce Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority For more information about the Perry Brand and to see how you or your organization can get involved, please visit our Brand webpage at the following link: https://www.perry-ga.gov/our-brand/  

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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 robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.

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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 robert.smith@perry-ga.gov. MBDL Event Flyer  

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Perry Recognized by Expedia as “Comfortable” City

August 13, 2015

The City of Perry was recently recognized by Expedia as one of America’s Most Comfortable Cities. Over 600,000 Expedia guest reviews were analyzed to determine the top cities for comfort across the U.S. These real life opinions on hospitable accommodations routinely influence travelers decisions when looking for new places to visit. The distinction speaks well for our City and shows that guests to our community feel welcome and comfortable. Below you will find the link to the article. https://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/101-most-comfortable-cities-for-travelers

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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 www.crowdrise.com/perryheritagepark.   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: www.worrallfoundation.org and www.facebook.com/worrallfoundation.  

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Perry Library Dedication Ceremony

May 19, 2015

Let’s celebrate the new Library here in Perry! From the Houston County Public Library System: “Please join us in celebrating the re-opening of the newly renovated Perry Branch of the Houston County Public Library System. The dedication ceremony will be Thursday, May 21 @ 2pm. After the ceremony, the Perry Branch will observe regular business hours (closing at 6pm and opening at 10am on Friday).” Public Announcement

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City of Perry Releases Redesigned Website

March 25, 2015

The City of Perry is pleased to announce the release of its newly redesigned website at www.perry-ga.gov.  This new website was designed to more effectively provide information to residents, businesses and visitors to the city–especially those who visit the site using mobile or tablet devices.  Many of the design and functionality features on the new site were requested by residents and visitors through a survey released last year that received over 60 responses.   In addition, city staff and council members provided input throughout the development to ensure that the new site serves the informational needs of all departments.  “We are very excited about using our new website to support the services we provide,” said Brenda King, Director of Administration for the City, “and we are confident that our visitors will find it to be an easy and convenient way to interact with council members and city staff.” The City’s new website was developed in partnership with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC), a regional planning organization that supports community and economic development through service to its member local governments and partner agencies.  “A quality web presence is essential as it is increasingly the primary means for visitors to obtain information about your city and the services you offer,” said Nick Kouloungis, Director of Technology Services at the MGRC.  “Our approach for designing the website was to create an engaging site that is easy to use and provides visitors with their desired information as efficiently as possible.” On the homepage of the new site, visitors are now presented with three primary content sections for Live, Work, and Play.  Click “Live” to learn more about the quality municipal services that residents enjoy and why the City of Perry is one of the fastest growing cities in Middle Georgia.  Click “Work” to learn more about business support services the City provides and why Perry is a great place to start or grow your business.  And finally, click “Play” to learn about area attractions and discover the amenities that make Perry’s quality of life second to none.  

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