Scott Perry is a native and lifetime resident of Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Mr. Perry is a graduate of Peabody Senior High School and attended Louisiana College, having received certificates in several management courses.
Mr. Perry is married to Doris Lee Perry; they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. They attend Newman United Methodist Church in Alexandria.
He is the owner of Scott Perry, Jr. and Sons Vault Services and former owner of Scott Perry, Jr. Sanitation Service, Inc. He is currently retired, but has been a self-employed local businessman for over forty seven years.
Mr. Perry is currently serving his eighth term on the Rapides Parish Police Jury. He has served as President and Vice President of the Jury. He represents District I which is composed of Ward 8 of Rapides Parish, including the Kellyland and Walnut Grove Subdivisions. Also, a large portion of his district includes the England Airport and the Garden District.
Mr. Perry is a member of the Administrative Board and a Certified Lay Speaker for Newman United Methodist Church, an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Foundation (Louisiana Conference), a member and past Worshipful Master of Silver Trowel Lodge No. 18, served with the Parish Non-Partisan Citizens Advisory Committee, a Board Member of the Concerned Citizens of Cenla and on the Central Louisiana Human Services District Board.
Mr. Perry has received numerous awards including the Omega Psi Phi Outstanding Businessman Award, Delta Sigma Theta Outstanding Minority Economic Development Award for 1986 and 1987; Concerned Citizens of Cenla Recycling Service Award 1989-91; and Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Small Businessman of the Year Award for 1998.
He is currently serving as Chairman of the Courthouse and Tourism Committee for 2019 and also serves on the Finance Committee; Public Works, Watershed and Agricultural Affairs Committee; Coliseum Liaison; Workforce Development and Municipal Liaison Committee; Grants, Economic Planning and Development Committee; Parochial Board Liaison and Legal Committee; Personnel, Elections and Health Committee; and Insurance, Ambulance, Fire and Homeland Security Committee of the Rapides Parish Police Jury.
Mr. Perry is a member of the National Association of County Officials (NACo) and serves on the Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee where he has been Chairman of this Committee since 2000. He also serves on the Resolutions Committee and a member of NACo’s Intergovernmental Relations Steering and Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee. He is also a member of the National Association of Black County Officials.