Perry named a 'Plan First Community' by Dept. of Community Affairs
PERRY, Ga. -- The city of Perry has received the designation of a Plan First Community by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
It got the honor for planning projects like Davis Farm Fire Station, the city-wide replacement of streetlights with LED lighting and planning and development of new outdoor spaces like Heritage Park.
Director of Economic Development Robert Smith said the improvements are all community-focused.
"So with these plans in place, our leadership has been able to strategically direct the growth and address the needs of the community," Smith said. "Address the needs of the citizens, the desires of the citizens, while making sure that we're in a sound fiscal situation."
The Plan First program lasts for three years and allows communities in Perry to take advantage of benefits and incentives. They have already applied and used some of the community development block grant to improve the historic Sand Hill Neighborhood.