Inside Perry, Georgia

Inside Perry, Georgia

Welcome to the Inside Perry podcast! Where you get an inside look at Perry, Georgia’s local government. We’re glad you chose Perry – where people make the difference. Whether you stay a few hours or a lifetime, your time in Perry will be rewarding and unforgettable. We look forward to seeing you around in our amazing community Where Georgia Comes Together. Visit us at


March 14, 2023 6 min

In today's episode, Chief Building Official Cody Gunn explains how you can get involved with your community by coming together on Earth Day for the annual Perry Trash Dash!

This City-wide event is designed to support community engagement and promote clean and vibrant neighborhoods.

(1:13) The Trash Dash. What Is It?
(1:42) Volunteers, T-Shirts, Donuts, And Coffee
(1:57) How To Register
(2:14) A Ti...

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In today's episode, Downtown Manager Alicia Hartley shares all the exciting information on the upcoming Downtown Perry Wine Tasting. You can join hundreds of Perry residents and visitors in the heart of Downtown for an evening of shopping, sipping, and live entertainment during one of Perry's most beloved events.

(0:58) An Annual Tradition
(1:23) Where Does The Money Go?
(2:03) What To Expect

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In today's episode, Police Chief Alan Everidge discusses the City of Perry's latest Personal Transportation Vehicle requirements and registration process.

(1:58) What Is A PTV?
(2:32) Where Can I Drive My PTV?
(3:04) PTVs and State Routes
(4:08) Why Is The City Regulating PTVs?
(5:03) Who Can Drive PTVs Legally On City Streets?
(5:44) The PTV Checklist
(6:53) The Same Rules Apply

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In today's episode, Community Planner Holly Wharton sits down to chat about what can and can't be built in Perry by breaking down the City of Perry's Land Management Ordinance.

(1:05) What Is Zoning?
(1:32) A Guide To Development Within The City of Perry
(2:00) Breaking Down Perry's Land Management Ordinance
(2:48) The Many Types Of Commercial Zoning
(4:14) The P.U.D.
(4:52) What&ap...

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December 6, 2022 6 min

After the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the workforce shifted from working in an office to working from home.

In today's episode, Mayor Randall Walker explains how Perry City Council is focusing on ways to support the population that works from home with the necessary infrastructure.

(1:03) A Change In The Workforce
(2:08) What Does An At-Home Workforce Need From A City?
(2:30) Serving Everyone No Matte...

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In today's episode, Detective Constance Paige talks about some helpful tips to "Avoid the Grinch" this holiday season.

(0:33) Get to Know Detective Paige
(1:00) Tip #1: Making Travel Plans
(1:12) Traveling and Social Media
(1:30) Checking In...
(1:45) Pressing "Pause" On Deliveries
(2:10) Utilizing Automatic Light Timers
(3:02) Tip #2: 'Tis The Season For Some Holiday ...

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In today's episode, Tabitha Clark, Senior Communications Manager, and Amber Garrett, Communications Specialist, talk about how to make local government fun and engaging for Perry's citizens.

(0:58) Communication in Perry
(1:40) We're Only A Text Away
(3:02) 448,000 Hits and Counting
(4:22) We're On A Podcast!
(5:28) The Perry Preview
(6:10) The Non-Digital Side of Communications

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In today's episode, we welcome Main Street Promotions Committee Chairman Cory Jones and Downtown Manager Alicia Hartley to talk all things festive this holiday season.

(1:06) Letters to Santa at Jones & Company
(1:56) It's All About Promotion
(2:35) We're All In This Together
(1:06) Send a Letter to Santa at Jones & Company
(3:30) We Have Your Calendar Set
(4:52) Better Than Black...

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In today's episode, we're giving you a quick look at Historic Downtown Perry's Fall events in 2020. Alicia Hartley, Downtown Manager, gives you the scoop in less than five minutes!

In this episode, you'll hear about...

(0:54) Fall Transformation
(1:03) 40 Of Our Closest Friends...Plus A Firefighter
(1:33) Starting From Scratch
(2:53) Make Sure You Look Up!
(3:15) Cameras At The ...

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In today's episode, we welcome City of Perry Chief Municipal Court Judge, James Freeman. We discuss the Court's efforts to recognize the interest of the citizens of Perry, GA in the enforcement of local laws while also recognizing the interest of defendants in receiving fair treatment and due process of law.

In this episode, you will learn...

(1:18) Get to Know Judge James Freeman
(1:44) What Kinds o...

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The 2nd Perry International Festival is September 24!

In this episode, City of Perry Special Events Coordinator Anya Turpin gives you tips on how to get the most out of this free festival in less than 5 minutes.

Official Perry International Festival Guide

Learn more about Perry Special Events.

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In today's episode, we welcome City of Perry Public Works Director Ansley Fitzner. We discuss the department's efforts to provide safe, prompt, reliable service to the residents and businesses of Perry.

The Department of Public Works is responsible for providing the following major services to the City and its residents:

  • Proactive and responsive customer service
  • General maintenance of all streets and rights of way
  • Solid W...
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In today's episode, we welcome City of Perry Leisure Services Director Sedrick Swan. We discuss the department's efforts to enhance the community's physical, social, and emotional well-being through year-round programming for all ages.

 In this episode, you will learn...
(1:26) What is Leisure Services?
(1:58) What Happened This Summer?
(2:39) Something for Everyone
(3:25) The Goal of L...

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In today's episode, we welcome City of Perry Interim Police Chief Alan Everidge. We discuss the City of Perry's latest safety initiative by installing automated school zone enforcement cameras near Perry-area schools. 
 In this episode, you will learn...
(1:20) Why Are TheyThere?
(2:01) Where Are They?
(2:46) Can You See Them?
(3:23) The 30-Day Warning Period
(3:58) Enforcement Hours

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In today's episode, we welcome City of Perry Chief Building Official, Cody Gunn. He talks about why it's called "Code Compliance" and not "Code Enforcement." Plus, there's the Nasty 9...
 In this episode we discuss...
(1:00) Why is it called Code Compliance - Not Enforcement?
(1:31) It's The Nasty 9...
(2:19) Gently, Please!
(4:11) Nuisance Abatement 

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In today's episode, we welcome City of Perry Downtown Manager, Alicia Hartley. She gives up an update on the new happenings in Historic Downtown Perry. We also ask her for a sneak peek at what's next.
 In this episode we discuss...
(1:03) What's New?
(2:36) It's A Hallmark Movie.
(3:32) 1,000 Of Our Closest Friends
(5:12) It's All In The Details
(5:36) The True Heart of D...

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In today's episode, we welcome Perry Fire & Emergency Services Assistant Chief Kirk Crumpton.

In this episode we discuss...

(1:02) It Begins With A Car Fire
(1:52) Not Just A Fire Department
(2:37) A Tale of Two Stations
(2:51) A Typical Day
(3:12) Through Thick and Thin
(3:55) Wake Up!
(5:08) You Have Two Minutes
(5:38) The Layers of Protection
(6:38) 60% Of Calls Are...

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With a dramatic increase in population, Perry is committed to addressing issues by focusing on how we manage growth, infrastructure, blight, continued service excellence, and communication.

In today's episode, we welcome Perry Mayor Randall Walker to discuss Perry's 5 Priorities in 2022

In this episode we discuss...

(1:11) Growth in Perry
(2:22) Managing Growth
(3:00) Infrastructure

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Anya Turpin, City of Perry Special Events Coordinator, gives a behind-the-scenes look at how city events provide unique and memorable experiences for residents and visitors.

In this episode we discuss...

(1:54) Planning A Special Event
(2:30) Food Truck Friday
(4:00) International Festival
(5:24) What's Up With The Buzzard?!
(7:29) Why Host Special Events?
(9:02) Special Event Funding

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