Commissioner Perry J. Williams
Perry Williams was elected to the Board of Commissioners in May of 2009. He is the President of an international textile consulting firm which he founded in 1999 and a Clemson University Center for Professional Development and Continuing Education Maintenance Engineering Consultant. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he received the Navy Achievement Medal while deployed in the Persian Gulf and received special recognition for his dedication to the critical tasks he performed in support of the Presidential Commission investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.
He served on Greer City Council from 1998 to 2002 and is a graduate of the South Carolina Municipal Elected Officials Institute. Williams is on the Board of Directors for the Greer Development Corporation, a member of Partnership for Tomorrow and Vice President of The Greer Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the American Water Works Association, the American Public Power Association, and a 2011 Graduate of the South Carolina Economic Development Institute.
He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, is the Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 511, and is a member of the Blue Ridge Council Executive Board. He received the District Award of Merit, the Blue Ridge Council Reedy Falls District 2008 Scouter of the Year Award, and most recently the 2010 Silver Beaver Award.