Renewable Energy Coordination Officer
California Desert District
Cedric Perry is one of several new project managers for the numerous proposed renewable energy developments in the California Desert. He provides oversight for all aspects of renewable energy land use authorizations and National Environmental Protection Act requirements for various BLM field offices in the vast, 11 million-acre California Desert District.
Cedric was born and raised in Dublin, Georgia. The town, named such because the middle Georgia piedmont reminded Irish settlers of terrain in their native country, was founded on the Oconee river in the early 1800s.
Cedric has a bachelor's degree in health care management and two associates degrees, in occupational safety and environmental engineering. After serving active duty in the U.S. Air Force for six years as an industrial hygienist, he worked for an environmental consultant firm in Arcadia, California, as a project manager for various asbestos and lead abatement projects and indoor air quality issues. Three years later, he moved to Los Angeles Air Force Base to be a project manager and industrial hygienist monitoring numerous building construction, renovation and demolition projects.
Cedric has retained his Air Force affiliation, serving in the Air Force Reserve at March Air Force Base as an occupational safety manager. He has 25 years in the Air Force.
Outside the workplace, Cedric likes playing poker (Texas Holdum), chess, riding his dream motorcycle and having a son to play ball with and do father/son activities. Cedric and family live in San Jacinto, California.