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Our Mission

Main Street of Perry's mission is to keep a thriving downtown through the collaboration of community and commerce. Our passion is supporting the experiences, quality of life, and historic preservation in the heart of Perry, Oklahoma.

Executive Director


Connie Smith

Connie Smith became the Executive Director of Main Street of Perry in June of 2020. She is a self-motivated marketing professional and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in implementing effective marketing strategies and campaigns. 

Connie is a longtime Perry community member and values the small-town, rural living. She brings her career experience and unique perspective to lead, develop and improve the Main Street of Perry program, while finding new opportunities for community growth and outreach. 

Board of Directors

Melanie McGuire - Chair

Charles Machine Works

Angie Drake - Vice Chair

Charles Machine Works

April Bond - Treasurer

Charles Machine Works

Secretary - Open

Amy Allen

First Bank & Trust

Kurt Andrews

Charles Machine Works

Rick Arterberry

Exchange Bank

Shea Boschee

Noble Co. YMCA

Karly Rupp

Ditch Witch



Youth on Main Street

Youth on Main Street (YOMS) is a committee of high school students who volunteer their time to help with events and projects that impact the historic preservation and economic revitalization of our downtown area and community.


We need you!

We always welcome volunteers to play a role in the Main Street program! We've got plenty of community activities, events, and projects that need helping hands. Serving as a volunteer to assist in improving our community provides that rewarding feeling and sense of Perry pride!


Main Street Impact

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Source: Oklahoma Main Street Center, May 2020.

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Main Street of Perry is accredited through both the state and national Main Street programs.