|  
You are here : Officials  >  City Officials


Perry is located immediately south of the I-69/M-52 Interchange, midway between
Lansing and Flint.

The City of Perry is a Home Rule City governed by a 6-Member Council and Mayor.
Election of all City officers is on a non-partisan basis.

The City maintains municipal water and sewer as well as trash removal for its residents.
Other services include a police department, fire department and public library.
The Perry Public School District provides Pre-K through 12th grade education for students.

In 2010, the U.S. Census recorded 2,188 residents living in the City of Perry.



 Mayor James A. Huguelet
James became Mayor for the
City of Perry in 
September 2013 and
was consecutively elected to serve
2-Year terms in 2014, 2016 

and 2018.


Before serving as Mayor, James
served nearly six 
years as a
member of the Perry City Council.

James is a Certified Public Accountant
licensed in the state of Michigan.
He is a Perry High School graduate
and long serving member
of the Community.
 
E-Mail: jhuguelet@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 881-3878
2-Year Term Expires  in 2020
 
Over the years James has served
with the  Zoning Board of Appeals,
Local Officer's Compensation
Committee, Perry Schools
Curriculum Council and represented
the City as a
member of the SATA Board.

James lives in Perry with his wife,
Karen and son Andrew, who is a
graduate student at
Western Michigan University
working on a Masters degree in
Social Work.

Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Chaput 
Currently the senior member of
Perry City Council, Tom, has been
elected by voters in five elections
and appointed to City Council by
two different Mayors.

He served a brief period as Mayor
and has been appointed by three
Mayors to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem.

He currently serves as the City's
representative to the Community
District Library Board of Directors.

Tom, a displaced "Yooper," is
originally from the western end of
 the Upper Peninsula. 

He finds the "small-town-feel" of
Perry to be much like his
hometown. He has been a
resident of Perry since 1983.
    
E-Mail: tchaput@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 625-0292
Term Expires: 2018


       After graduating from
Michigan State University, Tom
entered the culinary field as an
Executive Chief and Food &
Beverage Director, working
for such corporations as
Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton,
and others.

Since 1993, Tom has utilized his
experience in food service as a
business owner providing
gourmet ingredients to the bakery,
restaurant
and culinary school trade.

Tom and his wife, Deb, enjoy
weekendsat Bed & Breakfasts
as well as
spending time at their home on
Lake Gogebic in the
Upper Peninsula.

*Note: The Mayor Pro-Tem is appointed every two years by the incoming Mayor and approved by the seated Council Members

 Council Member Greg Wekwert
Greg has lived in the Perry-area
since the spring of 1983.
He and his wife, Diane have three
grandchildren, two who live in the
Perry area and one out of state.

The oldest of four children, Greg
grew up in the Alpena area in
northeastern Michigan.
He is employed as accountant
manager at the State of Michigan
Department of Human Services.

In 1973, Greg earned an Associates
Degree in Commerce from Alpena
Community College and in 1975 he
earned a B.S. Degree in Business
Administration for management
and accounting
at Ferris State College.
 
E-Mail:
gwekwert@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 625-5801
Term Expires: 2018

 


He has used his skills to teach
computer classes, 
including:
MS Word, MS Excel, 
Novell
Word Perfect and
Novell GroupWise as well as
Intro to Computers.

Greg joined the Perry City
Council in December 2006.

He currently serves as a
member of the
Planning Commission
as well as the
City of Perry-Perry Township-
Villageof Morrice
Recycling Committee.


 Council Member Karen Davis
 Karen graduated from Huron High
School in New Boston, MI, in 1970.

She was married to Lyle McDaniels
in 1970.
He passed away in 1990.

She has been married for more than
20-years to Bill Davis; and has lived
in  Perry for more than 35-years.

Karen has two married daughter
and four grandchildren.
The first grandchild graduated from
Perry High School in 2012.

 
E-Mail: kdavis@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 625-3362
Term Expires: 2022

  Karen worked for Magna-Burton
Interior Systems 
in Brighton, MI for
10-years until they closed.

She has been an employee of the
Perry School District
kitchen staff since 2007.

She enjoys yard work, working with
her flower gardens, fishing 
and
being with family.

“I’m honored to serve as a member
of City Council,” said Karen,
“and I will serve the Council to the
best of my ability.”
 


 Council Member Terry Wood
Terry has been a Perry resident for
more than 20-years 
and lived in the
Perry-area for more than 30-years.


He retired from General Motors,
served as a union representative 
for
15 years, and served  in the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam-era.

A divorced father of three and
 grandfather of four, Terry has
donated  time  as a coach and
umpire for summer recreation
basketball and
 softball programs as well
as high school softball 
and girls’
 youth basketball programs.

On March 7, 2006, Terry was
appointed to fill a vacancy on the
Perry City Council;

 
Phone: (517) 625-6155
Term Expires: 2020

 
and elected to a four-year term in
November 2006.


  In 2010, he won his bid for a
two-year term,
which expired in 2012.

Following a brief hiatus, Terry was
appointed to the Council in
October 2013, to fill the  balance
of a two-year term, 
which
expired in
November 2014, at which time
he was re-elected.

In 2016, he was re-elected to a
four-year term, which will
expire in 2020.

Terry enjoys being a Council
member because he enjoys
helping people
and serving his community.


 Council Member Christopher Powell

Christopher served as a paratroooper
in the U.S. Army for three years.
He and his wife, Robin, have been
married for more than 32 years.

In 1988, Christopher moved to Perry
with his wife and three
children Nicole, Nicholas and Cody.

As an active father, Christopher coached
his sons in baseball for eight years and
 rarely missed any of his daughters
activities, including: track, volleyball
and cheerleading.


   
E-Mail: cpowell@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 721-9274
Term Expires: 2020

 

Now disabled, Christopher wishes he
was able to play with his two
grandsons, Tyger, of Perry and
Trenton, of Leslie.

Christopher Powell was appointed
Thursday, April 2, 2015,
        by Mayor James A. Huguelet
to fill the Perry City Council seat
left vacant with acceptance

of a resignation.

His term expired in the
November 2016 General Election,
at which time he was re-elected to
another
four-year term to expire in 2020.
 


 Council Member Michael Queen

A General Motors employee for more
than 16 years, Michael Queen currently
works as a member of the
Future Product Launch team.

He graduated from Waterford Kettering
High School in 1998 and is currently
pursuing a
Bachelor Degree in Business.

Michael and his wife, Jennifer have
been married for more than 15-years,
and have one young son, Logan.

They have lived in the Perry-area for
more than four years.

 
E-mail: mqueen@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 290-8983
Term Expires: 2020

 
 In his spare time, Michael enjoys
restoring 
classic vehicles and old
houses as well as 
spending quality
 time with family and 
friends.

He noted that he appreciates the
opportunity to serve his community
and help the City grow.

Michael was appointed to fill the vacant
Council seat by motion of the
City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015,
and elected to a Council seat in 2016.
His term will expire with the
November 2020 General Election.



Perry City Council meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise posted.
Council Chambers are located in the lower level of Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly Street. Enter on the east side of the building.
All meetings are held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.