Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) Honorable
Clayton H. Perry
Clayton H. Perry served as District 10 Councilman for the City of San Antonio from 2017 to 2023.
Councilman Perry began his journey in Giddings, Texas. His father, Hays Perry owned a plumbing company where the younger Perry worked after school and during summers. After attending Giddings High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in 1979. During his time at Texas A&M, Councilman Perry was a part of the Corps of Cadets in the Fight’n Texas Aggie Band. After receiving his degree, Councilman Perry began his career in the military as an Air Force Civil Engineer. He served almost 21 years and retired from Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000. During this time, Councilman Perry earned his Master’s Degree in Aerospace Technology from Embry Riddle. His most memorable accomplishment was in Europe where he programmed, designed, and oversaw construction of the facilities in support of the first Ground Launched Cruise Missile Wing at RAF Greenham Common in England.
Councilman Perry has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of construction including environmental engineering and remediation where he has been responsible for directing entire programs, project management, marketing and business development organizations within the industry. When he was not working on large-scale engineering and construction projects, Councilman Perry was active in his community. He served on his neighborhood association board and as president, Northeast Neighborhood Alliance membership secretary and secretary, and as the District 10 representative and chairman on the Building Standards Board, and 2017-2022 Bond Committee.
During his six years on City Council, he pushed fiscal conservatism and common sense policies and was directly responsible for: initiating and implementing the first ever homestead exemption and raising it to the maximum allowable amount; reducing the City’s tax rate; increasing the San Antonio Police Department manpower by 200 officers; and doubling the amount of money in the yearly budgets for streets and drainage projects.
Councilman Perry has three children: Beau, Amanda, and Devon; all of whom he is extremely proud of their accomplishments. He is also the grandfather to five children, Madilyn, Vivian, Kimberlyn, Kaden, and Caleb. Now that he has some time on his hands, he can be found on the lake or visiting his family.