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2019 Neighborhood Reception Nominations

The City of Peoria Community Development Department is hosting the 2019 Neighborhood Reception in order to honor citizens that are devoted to making Peoria a great place to live. The reception will be held at the Carver Center on Thursday, February 21st from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. The public is invited to attend this evening of [...]

12 Days of #Appreciation

7th Day of Appreciation | Community Participation On the seventh day of Appreciation, we are acknowledging your participation in our events throughout the City of Peoria! Thank you for offering your opinions and sharing ideas to develop the communities across our City. None of this is possible without you! 6th Day of Appreciation | Children [...]

Adequate Heating Supply During Winter Months

The City of Peoria Community Development Department would like to remind residents of the importance of the following city codes as temperatures drop. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to [...]

Community Development Department Honored with 2018 ICC Award

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 [...]

Join us for the First EVER City Hall-O-Ween!

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 [...]

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.

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