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Santa’s Arrival at Northwoods Mall

The Community Development Department’s mascot and most valuable player, Raven the Recycler, walks the red carpet with other local mascots to open up for Santa’s arrival in Peoria.

Don’t Miss Out on the Neighborhood Banquet This Fall!

On Wednesday, November 1st, the City of Peoria will host the 2017 Neighborhood Banquet at the Peoria Civic Center from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. This annual event celebrates the accomplishments of neighborhood associations and community advocates who have worked diligently with their neighbors, the City of Peoria, and the community at large to improve the [...]

Trash or Treat

Each year on the Saturday before Halloween, the Community Development partner teams up with the Renaissance Park Community Association and the Southside Community United for Change to clean up the streets for the trick-or-treaters.

Lawn Order Academy

Congrats to the Lawn Order Academy for winning the Pride in Peoria aware at the 2016 Neighborhood Banquet. The youth in this group do so much more than cut grass; they beautify their neighborhood. They work to keep the East Bluff Community park clean, empty garbage cans, and tend to the rain garden.

Raven the Recycler’s Tips for Being a Great Neighbor

Raven the Recycler wants YOU to be a great neighbor! Watch this quick video to see her tips and tricks for keeping your neighborhood beautiful.

Great Neighbor Appreciation Week

In July of 2016, the Community Development Department launched the first Great Neighbor Appreciation Week. This was a special week set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Residents, community groups, and businesses across Peoria celebrated at different [...]

The Great American Cleanup

Every spring, the Community Development Department along with Keep Peoria Beautiful host the Great American Cleanup. Neighborhood Associations can reserve large roll off dumpsters for their cleanup events and City Volunteers drive around to each location and assist in filling up the dumpsters and picking up trash. If you would like to schedule your own [...]


Walk the Block is a neighborhood revitalization initiative focused on getting residents out on the sidewalk to increase community connectivity. The project was piloted in two neighborhoods: South Peoria and the East Bluff. Benefits range from crime prevention due to eyes on the street to the public health benefit of additional exercise.