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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 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
September 2013. He was elected to
term in November 2014
and again in November 2016.

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 with 2018 Election 

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 student at
Central Michigan University
studying psychology.

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 weekends
at 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
including: MS Word, MS Excel,
Novell Word Perfect and
Novell GroupWise
as well as Intro to Computers.

Greg joined the Perry City Council
December 2006.

He currently serves as a member of the
Planning Commission as well as the
City of Perry-Perry Township-
Village of 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 daughters and four
The first grandchild graduated from
Perry High School in 2012.

E-Mail: kdavis@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 625-3362
Term Expires: 2018

  Karen worked for Magna-Burton Interior
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 in 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 16-years 
and lived in the
Perry-area for more than 28 years.

He retired from General Motors, served as a
union representative 
for 15 years, and serve
 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.

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

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.

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 to a
two-year term.

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
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
classic vehicles and old houses
as well as 
spending quality time with
family and 

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.