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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Citizens Leadership Academy Applications Now Available

Learn more about your local government agencies and departments during our annual Citizens Leadership Academy, hosted by the County of Peoria and City of Peoria. This free program will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from September 6-October 13, 2022.

Participants will tour City and County facilities and talk with elected and appointed officials. Community members should leave the program with an understanding of how their local governments work, the resources they offer, and the challenges they face.

Each session takes place at either a County of Peoria or City of Peoria building and usually involves a presentation, tour and time for questions and answers.

Confirmed sessions include:

    Peoria County Courthouse

    Peoria City Hall

    Peoria County Animal Protection Services

    Peoria County Coroner’s Office

    Peoria Police Department

    Emergency Communications Center

    Peoria County Sheriff’s Office

    Peoria Fire Department

    Peoria County Election Commission

    Peoria City/County Health Department

Applications are available at, Peoria County Courthouse Room 502, or by emailing Applications are due August 25, 2022. There is a limit of 25 participants. Participants must be at least 18 years old and reside in Peoria County.

For more information, contact Gretchen Pearsall at (309) 672-6918 or

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