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Community Development Department Continues 100 Blocks in 100 Days

Earlier this month, the City of Peoria Community Development Department launched the second annual “100 Blocks in 100 Days” initiative. Over a 100-day period, each Code Enforcement Inspector will be walking door-to-door to introduce themselves to the residents. By the end of November, staff will have covered over 100 blocks throughout the City of Peoria. [...]

Community Development Staff Share Code Encouragement at RNNC

From October 4-6, several staff members from Community Development attended and presented at the 2018 RNNC (Regional Neighborhood Network Conference) in Dayton, Ohio. The presentation highlighted the shift in the Code Enforcement division from enforcement to education and encouragement followed by enforcement. This included programs including 100 Blocks in 100 Days, Good Job Door Hangers, [...]

Vendor Educational Information Session

On Thursday, October 11th, 2018, First District Councilwoman Denise Moore and the City of Peoria Community Development Department held an educational session for vendors and contractors about bidding in the City of Peoria at the Minority Business Development Center. Topics covered included: vendor applications, bid registration, electronic information, purchasing ordinances, bidding results, sealed bids, pre-bid [...]

Appreciating Peoria at the Bradley Activities Fair

The Community Development Staff spent the afternoon at the Bradley Student Activity Fair promoting the City of Peoria and encouraging students to follow us on Instagram @appreciatepeoria for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Click HERE to follow us on Instagram and show us how you #AppreciatePeoria!

2018 National Night Out Against Crime

On August 7th, Peoria neighborhood associations, along with city and county leaders and officials, celebrated the annual National Night Out Against Crime.

2018 Litter Campaign

Beautifying our neighborhoods is an essential function of the Community Development Department.  Our Code Enforcement Division works day in and day out to preserve the quality of life of our neighborhoods, reduce blight, increase public safety and maintain property values.  We hope these initiatives build upon the success our Department has already achieved over the [...]

#PickUpPeoria Social Media Challenge

    The #PickUpPeoria social media challenge encourages citizens to pick up litter throughout the city, and make a positive impact on the environment!   How to Enter / Eligibility: Post an original photo and/or video on one of the following four (4) major distribution platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube. The photo/video must convey [...]

A Warm Welcome to Our New Employees

The City of Peoria Community Development Department has welcomed many new faces over the last few months.  Today the Journal Star recently highlighted one of our new employees: Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Josiah Williams. http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180507/peorias-new-neighborhood-liaison-has-two-big-pairs-of-shoes-to-fill In addition to Josiah joining the Community Development Department team, please join us in welcoming our other new employees: Pictured Back [...]

2018 Great American Cleanup was a Success!

On Saturday, April 28th, the City of Peoria Community Development department partnered with neighborhood associations across Peoria to clean, restore, and renew our community during the 2018 Great American Cleanup.  This year, Community Development partnered with Bradley University COM 103 classes to clean up streets, pick up alleyways, and plant flowers. Before joining neighborhood associations [...]

“What Can We Do to Improve Peoria for $1,000 or Less?”-RESULTS!

Representatives from the Community Development Department, the City Manager, Councilman Sid Ruckriegel, Councilwoman Beth Jensen and Councilwoman Beth Akeson traveled to Bradley University on April 20th to hear student pitches addressing ways to improve Peoria. The students are a part of Professor Laura Bruns’ COM 103 Oral Communication Process course, and developed their persuasive [...]

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