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The City of Peoria Community Development Department has been selected as the winner of the 2018 International Code Council Community Service Award for its innovative efforts to educate the community and raise the profile of building safety. https://www.iccsafe.org/about-icc/periodicals-and-newsroom/extraordinary-building-safety-professionals-honored-at-the-2018-international-code-council-annual-conference/ The International Code Council is an international association with over 64,000 members. It is dedicated to developing [...]
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 Department and Councilwoman Denise Moore will host an informational session on Thursday October 11th at 6:00 PM at the Minority Business Development Center located at 2139 SW Adams. The Informational Session is geared towards contractors and citizens who have interest in bidding on the 2019 Community Development Contract related to abating code [...]
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!
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 [...]
On August 7th, Peoria neighborhood associations, along with city and county leaders and officials, celebrated the annual National Night Out Against Crime.
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. [...]