Perry Conner is currently serving his fourth consecutive term as mayor of Franklinville. He became involved with town affairs in 2002 with his assignment to the Planning Board. He is a three-time resident of Franklinville having lived here in the mid-to-late ‘60s, the late ‘70s and from 2001 to the present. Prior to becoming mayor, Mr. Conner was elected to the board as a commissioner in 2003, and re-elected in 2007. He became mayor in 2011 and has served in that capacity since then.
Perry graduated from Eastern Randolph High School, attended two years at NCSU, and graduated from Guilford College with a Bachelor’s degree. He attended Randolph Technical Institute (RTI, now RCC), and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Electronics in 1979.
Mayor Conner began his professional career working in telephone and defense industries. Throughout his career, Perry saw many of the changes occurring in the telephone business first-hand. He retired from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in 2008.
His hobbies include reading, antique vehicles, hiking, and kayaking.
Photo credit: P Denise Lowe Burgess