"If I Were Mayor..." Essay Contest

The Mayors Council of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Municipal League invite 8th graders from home schools, public schools and private schools throughout Oklahoma to participate in a statewide essay contest, “If I Were Mayor, I Would ...” to tell others what they would do as mayor to make their city or town a better place to live.

Promoting good city government is important to Oklahoma municipalities and this essay contest provides students the opportunity to reflect on the role of the key elected official in their own community.

Our future mayors are in the classrooms today and the education they receive today will help them to become good citizens tomorrow — and possibly future mayors. The contest gives students a chance to creatively use cognitive and grade-specific language arts skills and civics/social studies language.

Entries will be judged based upon originality and appropriateness to the theme: What the writer would try to accomplish as mayor of his or her city or town and what he or she would do to make it happen. Essays must display an understanding of the mayor’s position. Spelling, grammar and legibility also will be considered by the judges.

Three finalists will be chosen from the contest entries.

  • 1st Place – $250
  • 2nd Place – $150
  • 3rd Place – $100

Winners will be awarded at the Annual OML/MCO Municipal Government Day.

For rules and entry form, click on the link below.

Rules and Entry Form

Road Closure - 15th St

The culvert on 15th street just north of Cedar is being replaced starting next week, and the road will be closed to traffic during that time. Work is scheduled to begin on October 19th and could last as long as 60 days. Please be prepared to use alternate routes during that time.

Meridian Technology Brings Classes To Perry

Meridian Technology Center is bringing classes back to Perry this Fall and Winter. Starting in October, MTC will be offering an array of classes for interested adults, business professionals, and seniors looking to get more comfortable with computers, software, and technology in general. New classes are offered every month through February and most cost just $29 per class.

You can enroll online or by phone at (405) 377-3333, extension 208. If there are classes that you would be interested in joining that are not listed here, please contact Carol Dvorak at carold@meridiantech.edu and let her know.

Online Enrollment

City Manager Project Update

This is the project update report that is presented to the City Council by the City Manager, generally during the second meeting of the month. This is not a comprehensive list of projects being undertaken by the City of Perry. The projects included in this report are given priority by the City Council.

Project Updates

OMPA Conducting Surveys Starting September 23rd

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) will begin conducting its bi-annual customer satisfaction survey starting on Friday, Sept. 23. Utility customers will be contacted by phone for a brief survey lasting approximately five minutes.

The survey, which is being conducted by third-party vendor Metrix Matrix, is anonymous and helps OMPA determine future services and programs that they may offer their member cities. Participation in the survey is voluntary but strongly encouraged as a certain number of participants are necessary for the survey results to be valid.

This survey helps OMPA member cities review existing programs and services and their value, while looking for other options customers indicate an interest in. OMPA has surveyed around 2,000 customers every other year since 1998 of the approximate 250,000 customers served by OMPA member cities, according to Drake Rice, Director of Member Services for OMPA. "We appreciate the public's assistance in the survey, which helps the city electric system determine the programs their customers want,” he said.

The City of Perry is one of the 42 member cities that comprise OMPA. The not-for-profit organization was created to supply electrical power to many of Oklahoma's municipally-owned electric systems. In addition to providing electrical power, OMPA also provides a number of programs and rebates, including free energy audits, to help City of Perry customers with energy efficiency in their homes and businesses.

Customers who have questions or concerns about the survey, or those who are interested in the programs and rebates offered by OMPA, can contact City Hall at (580) 336-4241.

Programs and Rebates

Perry BMAC Complex To Host OK Kids Peewee Regional Tournament

The Perry BMAC Memorial Baseball Complex will play host to one of the regional tournaments for the OK Kids Baseball Association. Come join the fun and cheer on your hometown teams, the Maroons and the Pirates, and they fight to secure a place in the state tournament in Weatherford.

"Baseball is the greatest at BMAC!" said Mayor Gordon Johnson of the event. "Thanks teams, coaches, parents, staff and all who attend!"

This tournament marks the first time that the Perry BMAC Memorial Baseball Complex will be used for an official OK Kids event. The tournament for Region 3 of the Peewee (10 and under) division will be held from July 5th through July 9th.

For more information and tournament brackets, click on the link below. A big thank you goes to Perry Kids, Inc. for securing the BMAC complex as the location for the regional tournament.

Press Release

FY 2016-2017 Budget Proposal - Draft 1

The first draft of the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 is available to view. This is the first proposed draft submitted to the city council and is subject to change.

Questions about the proposed budget can be directed to city.hall@cityofperryok.com or (580) 336-4241.

Budget Draft