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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 [...]

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 [...]

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