City of Perry

City of Perry Officials

The community of Perry was incorporated as a village in 1893. In 1964, citizens voted to adopt a City Charter and create the City of Perry. On September 8, 1964, City of Perry residents elected their first City government.

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. 

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.

Mayor Sue Hammond

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 

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.

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 Larry Lambert

E-Mail: llambert@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 281-9833
Elected: 2020
Term Expires: Dec. 2024

The Mayor Pro-Tem is appointed every two years by the incoming Mayor.

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.

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 Mindy Galbavi

E-Mail: mgalbavi@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 625-3471
Elected: 2020
Term Expires: Dec. 2022

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.

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 Bob Porter

E-Mail: bporter@perry.mi.us
Phone: (248) 893-5539
Elected: 2020
Term Expires: Dec. 2024

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.

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.

Council Member Steve Wallace

E-Mail: swallace@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 625-6155
Appointed: April 1, 2021
Term Expires: Dec. 2022

Steve has lived in Perry since 1985. He and wife, Debbie, have raised four children,  all of whom graduated from Perry High School.

He currently works at Michigan State University
supervising the Beaumont Nursery and Supply
yard. He will have 43 years of service when he
retires later this year (2021).

Steve previously served the City of Perry as a Council Member and Mayor. He has also served as a member of the Board of Review as well as other boards.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, camping and golf.

Steve would like to encourage all residents to get involved with city government to insure all ideas are shared to make the City the Best it can Be.

Council Member Mike Connell

E-Mail: mconnell@perry.mi.us
Phone: (517) 331-1342
Appointed: July 1, 2021
Term Expires: Dec. 2022

Council Member Chad Fuller

E-Mail: cfuller@perry.mi.us
Phone: (810) 853-9291
Appointed: Feb. 17, 2022
Term Expires: Dec. 2022

Chad and his wife Jodi have lived in the City of Perry since July 2008.

Chad and his wife have 2 children that attend Perry Schools, with one currently in middle school and one in elementary.

Chad works full time as a Service Tech for Palmer Donavin, and also has been a paid on-call Firefighter with Perry Area Fire Rescue since 2009. 

Chad spends his free time with his wife and kids as well as in his wood shop.