Neil Perry, Mayor of Methuen

Securing Your Future



Neil Perry is a lifelong resident of Methuen. After graduating from Central Catholic High School, he achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Spanish from UMass Lowell.

He began his professional career as a state certified Transitional Bilingual Educator in the Methuen Public Schools – teaching in the Corliss, Central, and Oakland Avenue schools. Following a series of layoffs prompted by the adoption of Proposition 2½, Neil decided to pursue what would become a 30-plus year career at Raytheon.

Neil became the Director of Supply Chain Operations and Business Transformation at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. In this role, he was responsible for leading a team to provide Compliance and Governance, Business Data Analytics and Automation/Transformation, and Key Performance Indicators for the Global Supply Chain team including over 10,000 suppliers across the globe. He has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his distinguished career. He is also a certified Raytheon Six Sigma Expert, an industry skillset which enables him to use facts and data to analyze problematic areas, develop improvement strategies and execute upon those opportunities.

While at Raytheon, Neil earned a Master of Business Administration Degree (with a concentration in Accounting) from Southern New Hampshire University. He subsequently served as an adjunct professor of accounting at Northern Essex Community College.

Mayor Neil Perry - Family is Everything to me

Securing Your Future

Mayor Neil Perry brings a lifetime of dedication to Methuen, as he grew up here, raised his family here and now leads the entire city with renewed vigor. Transparency, Communication, Accountability and Fiscal Responsibility: these are the pillars of his campaign that guide his actions, drive results and foster change. Even in the face of a global pandemic, Mayor Perry resolved to reassure the citizens of Methuen that his goals would be still be realized, he would keep working hard for their best interests and the result would make Methuen a better place to live and work.

An active member of the Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge #902, Neil has served as a member of the Scholarship Committee and is an enthusiastic participant in their Monday/Tuesday Bocce League.

Neil is currently the Mayor of the City of Methuen, his first term beginning in January 2020 and among his many accomplishments – noted on this website – in that office has been his guidance of our community during the first difficult year of the pandemic and holding true to his campaign promise to restore trust and accountability to local government.


P,O, BOX 305
Methuen, MA 01844
United States