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Council Staff - Alice T. Perry

Alice T. Perry
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Alice Perry is currently serving as the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council”s coordinator for a report to commemorate  the ten-years since  the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Perry has more than thirty years of experience in environmental policy in both local and state government as well as in the corporate and nonprofit sectors.  She retired in 2018 from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) where she served as a policy advisor to the executive director and the agency’s liaison with local, state, and federal officials.  

While at MDEQ, Perry was selected by the RESTORE Council to be the manager of the three-member writing team for the Initial Comprehensive Plan as required by the RESTORE Council.  She served as manager of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s GoCoast 2020 Commission, comprised of over one hundred volunteers from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, whose purpose was to draft a plan to identify a vision and goals for Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. Perry was appointed by President Obama to serve as Mississippi’s delegate on the President’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force and represented the five Gulf States on the writing team for the final document which was released in December 2010.

A native of Newton, Mississippi,  Perry earned Bachelor of Art and Master of Social Studies degrees from Mississippi State University with an emphasis on state and local government and minors in history and economics.  She has two children and four grandchildren.