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Lunch & Learn Educates Business and Property Owners

Lunch & Learn Educates Business and Property Owners The Downtown Development Authority hosted a Lunch and Learn for current and prospective business and property owners in Perry's Downtown District. Participants learned about the variety of incentives and financial opportunities through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and through the City for building a business in Historic Downtown Perry. Learn more about the programs: Facade Grants Revolving Loan Fund Rural Zone



Plaque Honoring Blue Bird No. 1 Unveiled in Downtown Perry

Historic Downtown Perry is the home of the first Blue Bird bus. A plaque was unveiled at the corner of Ball and Commerce Streets to commemorate this history. Members of the Perry Area Historical Society, City of Perry Main Street Advisory Board, Downtown Development Authority, and Promotions Committee were present to hear Ellie Loudermilk, Perry Area Historical Society Director, read the history of the existing building. In 1927, Albert Luce constructed the bus body from steel,...



Downtown Development Authority Receives Award for Gas Incentive Program

The City of Perry Downtown Development Authority (DDA) received a Member Award from the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) at their 2021 Annual Membership Meeting on May 6. The award recognizes the authority’s outstanding achievement of their Natural Gas Incentive Program. In September 2020, the DDA presented a $26,400 check to Morning by Morning Coffee Company for participating in the program. Qualified restaurants are eligible for up to fifty percent reimbursement of the...



Celebrating National Historic Preservation Month

We proudly recognize May as National Historic Preservation Month. The National Trust for Historic Preservation was established in 1973 as a way to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Mrs. Ellie Loudermilk, president of the Perry Area Historical Society, is pictured with City of Perry Downtown Manager Jazmin Thomas, and Mayor...



Downtown Traffic Changes

Traffic lights will be removed from the intersections of Carroll Street/Jernigan Street and Main Street/Jernigan Street. This will allow traffic to move freely on Carroll Street and Main Street. Please use caution and patience as we implement this new traffic change.



Dogwood Derby Set For April 10 POSTPONED

UPDATE (April 9, 2021): Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Dogwood Derby is postponed. A rescheduled date for the event will be announced once available. Dogwood Derby Set for April 10 The official City of Perry Dogwood Derby will be held in Historic Downtown Perry on Saturday, April 10. The event is free to attend from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. An officially sanctioned Perry Dogwood Festival event, the public is invited to spend the morning watching derby cars of all...



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