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Profiles in Service - April 1, 2019

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Beverly Perry

Board Member
Senior Advisor to Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington, D.C.


Number of years involved in NACo: Three

Years in public service: 25

Occupation: Senior Advisor to Mayor Muriel Bowser

Education: J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, B.S. from George Washington University.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Manage a community oil spill while at Pepco, engaging both the community and government agencies to find a solution.

One person I’d invite to dinner: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A dream I have is to: Secure statehood for the District of Columbia.

You’d be surprised to learn: I grew up in a tobacco farm and worked full time starting at six years old.

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Ride a horse in the ocean during a trip to Jamaica.

I’m most proud of: My career achievements.

Every morning I read: The Washington Post

My favorite way to relax is to: Golf      

My favorite meal is: Anything with steak.

My pet peeve is: When people don’t read.

My motto is: Don’t let anyone outwork you.

The last book I read was: Anything and everything by John Grisham.

My favorite movie is: Pretty Woman

My favorite music: Rock ‘n roll, Frankie Beverly.

My favorite U.S. president: President Barack Obama

My district is a NACo member because: We are a city, county and state.

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