Mayor Debra Perry
Milton has a “strong mayor” form of government, in which the Mayor is directly elected by the people and serves as the executive of the administrative branch of government. While she presides over the City Council meetings, she does not have a policy vote except in specific cases of a tie-breaking vote.
Debra Perry was reelected in the November 2013 election, and sworn into office on January 6, 2014. Her term expires December 31, 2017.
As your Mayor, Debra has been dedicated to protecting the qualify of life that Milton’s residents have enjoyed for generations. Some days, that requires working closely with the city Council and the City’s employees; other days, it means long hours with county or state representatives; and some of the favorite days are spent with City volunteer boards and commissions.
She has owned/operated her own business for much of her life, as well as working as a Marketing Director and a long-time commercial artist. She has been a Milton resident for over 15 years, and enjoys gardening, camping, and searching for wonderful antiques with her husband and son.
Prior to serving as Mayor, she has been a City Councilwoman, Planning Commissioner and member of the Park Board and Economic Development Board. As Mayor, she serves as the Chair of Pierce County Cities and Towns Association, advocating with other mayors for regional concerns. She sits on the Pierce County Steering Committee for Community Connections, working to award funding for low-income housing options. She is the City Council delegate to Pierce County Regional Council and Sound Cities Association, and makes frequent trips to the state legislature, representing Milton at all levels of government.
Mayor Perry writes a letter on current Milton news for the Milton Connection in the Signal newspaper – you can find those letters linked on the left column of this page.