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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!

Help ART, Inc. Win a $25,000 Grant for Peoria, IL!

Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow (ART, Inc.) is attempting to make history in Peoria, IL by turning a historic school building into a community arts center! The community arts center will offer classes in music, language arts, graphic arts, STEAM, family empowerment, yoga, health workshops, sewing and many more. Their mission is to inspire and empower the community [...]

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.

Peoria GreenSplash Volunteer Day

Last Friday several Community Development staff members volunteered with Peoria GreenSplash to plant native vegetation surrounding the upcoming new splash park and educational area. The public event was scheduled from 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM with volunteer members representing American Water Charitable Foundation, Public Works, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and other Peoria community members. [...]

Peoria County Trustee Auction Meeting

On Wednesday night, Councilwoman Moore and the Community Development Department hosted a community meeting to inform potential buyers and concerned neighborhood residents about the Peoria County Trustee Auction Process.  The Peoria County Trustee, a tax purchaser, acquires property though the tax deed procedure. Once the property is acquired, the County sells the property at a yearly [...]

Resident Grocery Survey aims to understand resident grocery preferences

The Regional Fresh Food Council launched a survey this week to determine the impact of recent grocery store closures, where area residents buy their groceries, and how they feel about the available food products at the stores where they shop.  The focus of the survey is on residents of the South Side and East Bluff [...]

Make a Commitment to #PickUpPeoria

The Community Development Department recently held a press conference to announce the official 2018 Litter Campaign, which details returning programs and new initiatives to help beautify neighborhoods throughout the city. One initiative shows how Peoria can work together against litter, and we would love to have your participation! We are encouraging Neighborhood Associations, Businesses, Non-Profit [...]

Great Neighbor Appreciation Week – Media Coverage

July 9th - 14th, 2018, the Community Development Department celebrated the people of Peoria that are making a difference with Great Neighbor Appreciation Week. See what your local media provider had to say in the following links: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/peoria-officials-community-development-department-to-combat-city-littering/1283430927 http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180703/peoria-to-celebrate-neighborhood-appreciation-week-july-9-to-14%3ftemplate=ampart https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/great-neighbor-appreciation-week-1/1281128107 http://www.1470wmbd.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/ http://www.hoiabc.com/story/38605202/pickuppeoria-clean-up-river-city http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180709/litter-cleanup-kicks-off-neighborhood-appreciation-week-in-peoria http://www.week.com/story/38605186/help-clean-up-the-river-city http://www.933thedrive.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/ http://www.g1023.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/ http://www.mix1069.com/peoria-celebrates-great-neighbor-appreciation-week/

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 [...]

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