City of Perry

From the Mayor’s Desk

August 1, 2022

Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) is a statewide program that empowers municipalities to shape their future by building a strong foundation of planning, zoning and economic development best practices and integrating them into everyday functions. This program is available to all communities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Representatives of the City of Perry and the Planning Commission for the City of Perry are taking this training seeking to have our city become vibrant, competitive and ready for development. This program is at no cost to the city.

The Planning Commission is beginning work to update/rewrite the City of Perry Master Plan so the two programs will go hand in hand to create a vision for the future of the City of Perry. A community plan is simply a blueprint for the future. Your input for the future of our city is important and will be sought by way of surveys and open meetings. Understandably, people in small towns don’t like change. But change is inevitable. There are really only two kinds of change in the world today: planned change and unplanned change. Communities can grow by choice or chance. Abraham Lincoln used to say that “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”.

Communities with a vision for the future will always be more successful than communities that just accept whatever comes along. We will be encouraging you to get involved with the future community plans. Stay tuned as ideas develop and join the vision. 

Sue Hammond, Mayor

July 1, 2022

“O Beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain”……

Look up to the beautiful spacious sky and see the newly renovated and repainted City of Perry water tower!   Look around as you are walking, riding or driving through the amber waves of grain. We do not have purple mountains but some of the fields are fruited with improvements; The newly renovated Community District Library in the City of Perry is awesome with not only a completely redone interior but new services as well. Ken and JoAnn O’Berry’s generous donation to the library made that possible. The new “George Dunn Fitness Loop” at Jubilee Park provides free fitness options to all. The Macqueen House renovations have made that historic house a gem and the Perry Historical Society has provided museum pieces and a farmer’s market from June – October. Volunteers who are all a part of the above- mentioned groups have brought improvement and pride to the City of Perry through their donated fruits.       Thank You All!   

“America, America, God shed His grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.”

Hoping you have an enjoyable 4th of July celebration.

Sue Hammond, Mayor