City Edition
January 1, 2018
Perry 101
Public Works, Buildings and Maintenance Division

The Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Division’s mission is to provide a safe, comfortable and clean environment for the citizens and employees of the City of Perry. Our goal is to protect the City’s assets by maintaining our facilities in their most original condition, while continuing to improve the facilities’ functional abilities to keep pace with the changing needs of the building occupants.  
This division oversees the maintenance for all City buildings for the City of Perry. These buildings not only include the City Hall and Public Safety Building; it also comprises of the Water and Wastewater Plants, Animal Shelter, Perry Arts Centers, Perry Area Historical Museum, and more. At each facility they maintain the interior and exterior including lighting, plumbing, and HVAC. This division also keeps up the Downtown District which includes grass, sidewalks, flowers pots, and hanging baskets. They also maintain pedestrian lighting.
This division of Public Works Department is also a vital part of special events for day-of support and setup, which includes setting up barricades, sound systems, stages, waste disposal bins, portable restrooms, signage, banners, etc.

Police Department
The Perry Police Department would like to thank everyone who took the time to remember us during this holiday season. We were showered with food, hugs and well wishes that truly touched our hearts. We appreciate each and every one of you more than you could ever know! Thank you again for taking time out to display such awesome acts of kindness and generosity. Happy New Year to all of you from all of us here at the Perry Police Department!
BOOSTers presented a check to Mossy Creek Soap for $800 on Dec. 15, 2017. From left, BOOSTer Cheri Adams, Mossy Creek Soap owner Michelle Rhoades, Perry Main Street coordinator Catherine Edgemon and BOOSTer Dey Palmer.  
Main Street
The recipient of a crowd-funded grant to “boost” downtown Perry’s businesses was announced recently.
Mossy Creek Soap received a BOOST grant for $800 to purchase equipment a bath bomb press and molds. Central Computer Services received a $400 BOOST grant to purchase newspaper advertising. 
BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district. Investors, known as BOOSTers, donate the program’s funds and vote on applications. Perry Downtown Development Authority, the Economic Vitality Committee of Perry’s Main Street program, oversees the program.
Fire and Emergency Services
Perry Fire Department's tree won first place at the Festival of Trees event in December at the Perry Welcome Center.
The Fire Truck Ride with Santa was a huge success with 550 riders !

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights
Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. The  National Fire Protection Association  (NFPA) is strongly encouraging people to remove Christmas trees from their homes promptly after the holiday season.
Leisure Services

Economic Development
New Special Events Coordinator
Haley Myers is the City of Perry’s new Special Events Coordinator. Born and raised in Georgia, 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. She was the previous Director of Marketing for BeLoved Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. Haley is excited to serve the city and community by creating experiences that are memorable for everyone!
Word on the Street
Arby's is coming back to Perry!

Taco Bell is getting a face lift and moving down the street!

Ichiban Grill- Hibachi and Sushi is moving along and should be opening soon!

T-Mobile and a new gym is planned for Perry Parkway in the Perrydise Shopping Center!

Perrydise for sure!
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City of Perry
1211 Washington Street P.O. Box 2030
Perry, Georgia 31069 | (478) 988-2700