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My Piece of Peoria Mural Painting

Last April, the City of Peoria Community Development Department worked with Bradley University COM 103 students to brainstorm ways to improve Peoria. Two student speeches addressing the question, “What Can We Do to Improve Peoria for $1,000 or Less” were chosen to be implemented, and we are excited to be executing Haley Hardtke’s pitch called [...]

East Bluff Butterfly Garden

PEORIA, IL — Through the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, Mayor Jim Ardis and the City of Peoria have committed to create Monarch butterfly habitats and educate citizens to help restore the Monarch butterfly population. As part of this effort, the City of Peoria, in partnership with East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, is creating [...]

Tenant Education Seminar

The City of Peoria Community Development Department hosted a Tenant Education Seminar on March 30th at the Carver Center from 6-8 PM. This seminar provided tenants with a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities featuring speakers from the City, Prairie State Legal Services, and Navicore Solutions. If you missed us at the Carver [...]

4th Annual Women and Minority Construction Trades Career Fair

Community Development Staff members participated in the 4th Annual Woman and Minority Construction Trades Career Fair on March 4th, 2017 at the Woodruff Career and Technical School. Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Terence Acquah and Code Enforcement Supervisor Ashley Elias discussed the multiple positions that exist in the Community Development Department and explained the core functions [...]