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Perry Retires After 43 Years With City - Brevard, NC


December 7, 2017

Matt McGregor

Desiree Perry (in green jacket) poses with the Brevard City Council, Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris, City Attorney Mike Pratt and City Manager Jim Fatland during Monday's council meeting.

With her retirement, Desiree Perry bids a fond farewell to a 43-year career in city government.

"I was hired in 1975, and I've seen a lot of changes in Brevard," said Perry, who ended her career with the city as its clerk. "I've loved what I do, and I've been blessed to work with a lot of really good folks."

Throughout the years, Perry said her coworkers have become like family.

"I've really bonded with them," Perry said.

Perry and her husband, Alan, moved to Brevard in 1974 from Bradenton, Fla.

"The city had just recently set up the Building Inspections Department, so they hired me as...

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