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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, trash removal, an excellent police department,
A-1 fire department, public library and community museum for its residents.
The Perry Public School District provides classes for students in pre-K through 12th grade.

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

 Mayor Sue Hammond

 
 
 
Sue's family has been a part of the
Perry community for three generations.
She was born in the local doctor's office
and grew up in the Perry community
graduating from Perry High School
in 1969.

She has been involved in music and
played the piano her enitre life.
Sue has played for various churches,
civic and private events,
accompanied band students and
school choirs and sang with, then
directed the community choir.
She currently is the pianist/music
director at the Shaftsburg United
Methodist Church.

 Sue has worked in the medical field
for 30 years as a medical assistant,
x-ray tech, orthopedic tech, and
later as a medical transcriptionist.
 

E-Mail:
      shammond@perry.mi.us     
Phone Contacts:
  City Hall -
  (517) 625-6155 Ext. 231  
  Cell - (517) 202-5507
Elected 2020 
2-Year Term
  Expires: Dec. 2022  

 
She became a licensed Realtor in
1991 then in 1993 a real estate
associate broker. She no longer
has a real estate license.

Sue served on the Perry Township
DDA for about 20 years.
She was elected to a Perry
Township Trustee position and
served that full term.
She started the recycling program
and served on that committee
which was 
a joint venture with
Perry Township, the City of 
Perry and Village of Morrice.

She and her husband Ron have
been married 51 years and have
a son and daughter-in-law and
a daughter and son-in-law,
and five grandchildren.
 
 
         
 

 Mayor Pro-Tem Adam Grass  

 
 
Adam was born and raised in a small town
in Ohio and made his way north
when he met his wife, Tracie, of Corunna.

They have been married for 13 years and
have lived in Perry since 2015.

Adam became part of the SATA board
in 2017 and was elected in 2018
to Council to serve a four-year term.
 
 E-Mail: agrass@perry.mi.us
Phone: (248) 464-2644
Term Expires: Dec. 2022

 
Mr. Grass has enjoyed getting to know the
townspeople through his church,
council meetings and through activities
with his three young children.

When he's not with his family, or
studying and working at the church,
you might find him relaxing at a local golf
course, enjoying creation and working
on his swing.
 
     
*Note: The Mayor Pro-Tem is appointed every two years by the incoming Mayor.
 

 Council Member Mindy Galbavi

 
 
Mindy has lived in Perry her entire
life and graduated from
Perry High School in 1973.

She and her husband Tom, have been
married 48 years and have
two daughters and four grandchildren.

Mindy retired in 2020 with 22 years
of service as a
receptionist/office assistant at
Cedar Creek Vet Clinic in
Williamston for 20 years.
 

E-Mail: mgalbavi@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 625-3471
Term Expires: Dec. 2022
 


Until her appointment to City Council
on May 16, 2019, Mindy served on the
City of Perry Planning Commission
for 23 years and has been secretary
for the last 2-1/2 years.

In her spare time, she enjoys time
with her family, crafting, especially
paper crafting and gardening.
 
 

 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, grandfather
of four, and great grandfather of two.
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;
and elected to a four-year term in
November 2006.
 

Phone: (517) 625-6155
Term Expires: Dec. 2024
 
  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 expired in 2020.

He won the vote in 2020 for
another 4-year term.

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

  Council Member Larry Lambert  

 
 
  Larry and his wife of 47 years, Linda,  
have been residents of Perry for
over 20 years.

He earned a Bachelor of Engineering 
  degree from General Motors Institute/  
Kettering.

 Larry held a variety of quality
engineering and middle
management positions during his
35-year GM career in
Lansing and Pontiac.

After retiring from GM in 2005,
he established and managed a
successful self-employed handyman
business, which he operated
for 11-years.
 
 
E-Mail: llambert@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 281-9833
Term Expires: Dec. 2024

 
In his spare time, Larry enjoys
Shotgun Trap Shooting and
Shotshell Reloading; Home and
Yard Maintenance; Whitetail
Deer Hunting; and supporting
his wife's (Linda) Craft Show
activities.

Larry was appointed to the
City of Perry Planning Commission
in January 2020
(No other prior political experience).

  "Now that I've retired twice," said Larry,  
"I'd like to use my career's experiences
and talents to help ensure that the
voice of the residents of Perry are
heard in city government.
 

 Council Member Kraig Elliott

 
 Kraig, a small business owner, has lived
in Perry with his family for more than
four years.
He has been married to his wife, Anne,
for 25 years and together they
have 7 children.

He was elected to the city council in the
November 2018 to serve a
four-year term.

 
Kraig was born in California and 
grew up in Texas where he graduated
from high school in 1991.

 
He attended Bible college in
Pennsylvania before completing
his degree in Florida at Florida 
Gulf Coast University with a B.S. in
Secondary Education.
   


E-Mail: kelliott@perry.mi.us
Phone: (715) 441-7687
Term Expires: Dec. 2022

   
He worked in public and private schools
 in Florida, Missouri, Arizona and Iowa.
During that time, he had the opportunity
to serve as a teacher, counselor and
high school administrator.
He also coached football, basketball,
and track for 12 years.

 
Kraig spent most of the last 10 years
as a pastor and small business owner.
He currently serves as the teaching
elder of a local congregation while he
and his wife continue growing
their business.

When not spending time with his wife,
kids, and church family, Kraig
enjoys football, woodworking, restoring
furniture, and studying theology, history,
and graphic/interior design.
 
 
   

   Councilmember Bob Porter   

   
   
Bob Porter has lived in the city since 2016 in a
historic house designed by the well-known
Lansing architect Edwyn Bowd.
He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married
since 1986 and they raised
three children together.

He graduated from Birmingham Groves
High School in 1981.

Bob is a custom residential landscape
project manager 
for Great Oaks Landscape
in Novi.
His grandfather and father were landscapers
and Bob began working for his father during
the summer 
when he was just 12. 
   

E-Mail: bporter@perry.mi.us
Phone: (248) 893-5539
Term Expires: Dec. 2024

     
As a boy, he loved to ride around in the
truck with his dad while he plowed snow
 all night.
As long as Bob still went to school, his
mother let him.
In the winter, he manages commercial
snowplowing contracts for his employer.

Bob enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening,
working on his house, watching the
Detroit Lions
and the Tigers, and having all of his
children and their partners over on
special occasions and holidays.

Before his election to city council, Bob
served on the Planning Commission.
He is excited about working hard for the
residents of the City of Perry.
   

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.

 

 


 

Address

203 W. Polly St.
Perry, MI. 48872

Phone/Fax

Phone: (517) 625-6155 Fax: (517) 625-6157

Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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