State of the City Address
In addition to Buy Local 365, another way for us to improve our city is by getting involved in your neighborhood. All neighborhoods in Peoria are important and we should all take pride in them. Consider taking a strong, active role in your Neighborhood Association. If you don’t have one, start one. Call our Community Development Department for assistance.
Mission: Support economic development by increasing the number of City of Peoria high school graduates who complete a college or vocational program, thereby delivering a more skilled workforce for Peoria.
Litter Campaign 2018
Litter in neighborhoods causes blight, detracts from property values, and is bad for the environment. On Monday, July 2nd, the Mayor helped launch a major coordinated effort to beautify out neighborhoods. In conjunction with the current chair of the Mayor’s Litter Committee, Steve Tyler, City staff has created the following initiatives for 2018:
- 100 Blocks in 100 Days
- The 2018 Dumpster Program
- Illegal Dumping Signage
- Lunchtime Litter Collectors
- Neighborhood Sweeps : check out what we’ve accomplished so far this year here and here!
- The #PickUpPeoria Social Media Challenge
- Trash or Treat
Beautifying neighborhoods is a priority of Mayor Ardis and a major function of the Community Development Department, and with your help in picking up litter, we can make sure Peoria stays clean and beautiful.