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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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 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 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  

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Perry #1 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Town in Georgia!

May 27, 2016, a travel website, has named Perry the #1 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Town in Georgia! The entire Perry community should be proud of this recognition. Some of the reasoning behind this lofty ranking include the fact that Perry has “beautiful parks and a charming little historic town center. It is also home to the annual Georgia National Fair.” You can find the complete article here.

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Perry Independence Day Celebration – Sunday, June 26!

May 25, 2016

Come celebrate Houston County’s Independence Day celebration week kick-off events in Perry! Sunday June 26th Independence Parade 6 pm Washington – Main – Courtney Hodges Hometown Heroes, Military Units, Colorful Floats, & Much More! Freedom Fireworks Celebration 7 pm Fireworks at Dark Georgia National Fairgrounds West Gate Kid’s Zone, Bring a Picnic, Food on Site Back by Popular Demand! Live Music with Backwoodz Branded! For more information and event flyer: Perry Independence Day 2016 You can also visit the Perry Area Chamber’s website: Perry Area Chamber of Commerce

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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:  

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Form-Based Code Public Input Meeting: February 18

February 9, 2016

As you are aware the City is working to develop and implement form-based code in the General Courtney Hodges Boulevard corridor. This exciting new development code will allow you to utilize your property for a wider range of uses, guide development in the corridor, and make your properties more attractive and marketable. We are currently working through the development process and want to work with you in developing a code that will benefit you, your property, and your business. Your input into this project is critical! We appreciate the support and involvement up to this point and want to invite you to participate in the next part of the public input process, the final public input meeting that will take place February 18, 2016 here in Perry at City Hall (1211 Washington Street) in the Council Chambers beginning at 12:00 noon. For this event, lunch will be provided and staff from the City of Perry and TSW will receive public input and comment and work with the community in developing a code that benefits everyone. Please make plans to participate. If you cannot make this event, please let me know and I can assist with making sure your voice is heard on this important matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me via phone [(478) 988-2757] or email ( for any questions you may have or for further information. I look forward to seeing you on February 18!

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Downtown Perry Bus Parking

February 2, 2016

The City of Perry is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and efficient parking throughout our community to our residents and visitors. The City is pleased to now offer dedicated bus parking in Downtown Perry! Available to all buses on a first come, first serve basis, the bus parking is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Perry at 805 Main Street between Jernigan Street and Ball Street, directly across from the New Perry Hotel.   Map to Downtown Perry Bus Parking For more information please contact the City of Perry Economic Development Department at (478) 988-2757.

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First Friday Mardi Gras!

January 21, 2016

Make plans to join the Perry Arts Center Committee and the Perry Downtown Merchants for a Mardi Gras celebration on February 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Perry! Featuring local artists and artisans, live music, a MardiGrowl parade, food and drink from local restaurants, and a second line parade, this FREE event will be fun for the whole family. Laissez les bons temps rouler! For more information and the event flyer please click here.

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