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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 [...]

Great American Clean Up: All Dumpsters Are Reserved

The Community Development Department is pleased to announce the locations of the dumpsters for the 2018 Great American Cleanup.  Eighteen Neighborhood Associations will be hosting neighborhood cleanup events.  Keep Peoria Beautiful will be collecting televisions and electronics starting at 9:00 AM at Glen Oak Learning Center (2100 N Wisconsin Ave).  In addition, Jimax and the [...]

Community Development Department Received IHDA Grant

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has announced an Abandoned Property Program Round Three grant award to the City of Peoria Community Development Department in the amount of $106,164.43. The funds will be used for demolition and lot clearing in the 61605 zip code in the City of Peoria. Since 2015, the Department has been [...]

“What Can We Do To Improve Peoria With $1,000?”

On Friday, April 20th, students from Bradley University’s COM 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process,” will be presenting their persuasive speeches with the topic: “What Can We Do to Improve Peoria for $1,000 or Less? The student presenters will be joined by City of Peoria elected officials, the City Manager and Community Development Department [...]

Serving Peoria: Bradley COM and Community Development

On Saturday, April 28th, the Community Development Department will team with Bradley University’s Communication 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process” for The 2018 Great American Cleanup. Students, staff volunteers, and other community residents will participate in multiple service opportunities throughout the City of Peoria, on the nation’s largest annual community improvement event. Approximately 100 [...]

Neighborhood Sweeps: Making the City Safer and Cleaner

       On Friday, March 23, 2018, the City of Peoria Community Development Department, along with the Neighborhood Services Unit of the Peoria Police Department, launched a new initiative to improve our neighborhoods. This initiative aims to reduce blight in neighborhoods and improve public safety across the City of Peoria by hosting neighborhood sweeps throughout [...]

Updates in the Community Effort to End Homelessness

On February 27, 2018, Mayor Ardis presented a proclamation recognizing the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care and the Heart of Illinois United Way. These organizations, alongside several partners, coordinated the implementation of an interim shelter system in Peoria. This program model provides 24/7 interim housing (shelter) and comprehensive case management with the goal [...]

City of Peoria Yard Waste Collection Begins April 2nd

The City of Peoria will resume collecting yard waste on Monday, April 2, 2018. Friday, December 7, 2018, will be the final day for yard waste pick up in 2018.  Residents are reminded to have all trash and yard waste properly placed for pick-up no later than 6:00 a.m. on their scheduled pick-up day. Yard [...]

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