On Tuesday, November 13th, Peoria City Council issued a proclamation honoring the Community Development for its efforts in code encouragement, community engagement, and innovation in code enforcement. The Community Development Department was one of two award recipients for 2018 out of a national pool of candidates. The Community Development Department was recognized for its community engagement [...]
In an effort to promote the City of Peoria and encourage civic engagement, the City of Peoria presents —The FIRST EVER PEORIA CITY HALL-O-WEEN! On October 31st, from 3:00-5:00 PM, the public is invited to bring their kids to City Hall located at 419 Fulton Street to trick or treat, learn about city government through [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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!
On August 7th, Peoria neighborhood associations, along with city and county leaders and officials, celebrated the annual National Night Out Against Crime.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]