Rebecca Perkins is a City Councilor for the City of Portsmouth, re-elected in November 2017, where she has Chaired the City’s Housing Committee and Vaughn-Worth-Bridge Strategic Planning Committee. Rebecca serves on the Planning Board, McIntyre Steering Committee and Coakley Landfill Planning Group, and has served on the Rockingham Planning Commission, Renewable Energy Committee, and was a member of the Parking Garage negotiation committee. Rebecca is a founding member of the Portsmouth Housing Huddle, a collaborative group of housing stakeholders in Portsmouth, and the 603 Initiative Board of Directors, where she is focused on making the organization a powerful voice advocating for the policies and outcomes that will attract and retain young professionals in New Hampshire. In her role as a City Councilor, Rebecca has appeared as a keynote speaker for the Seacoast’s 10 to Watch Competition and the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, and has been a speaker at the Business and Industry Association’s Housing Forum, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s Market Update, and NHPR’s The Exchange.
Full-time, Rebecca is General Counsel at SunRaise Investments. In her role at SunRaise, she advises on issues concerning the company’s over 20 solar projects across four states. Rebecca is from Stratham, NH and her family owned the Exeter Dairy Queen growing up. Rebecca worked at Allen & Overy in New York City and Washington, D.C., Orr & Reno in Concord, NH, Engel Green Power North America and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. Rebecca received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College, and a J.D. and LL.M. from Cornell Law School. In her free time, Rebecca likes to run, cook, and watch the Patriots.