May 10, 2023 (PEORIA, IL) In preparation to develop Peoria’s five-year strategic plan, the city of Peoria is inviting the community to Strategic Planning Kickoff Events scheduled for Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2 in the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom, located at 201 SW Jefferson Avenue. Parking is free in the Marquee and Madison Street parking lots until 4pm on both days.
There will be two sessions per day with a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is asked to select one session on Thursday and one session on Friday. Please RSVP on the City's website by Friday, May 26, 2023, by the close of business to confirm attendance.
Mayor Ali encouraged the public to attend the kick-off stating, “The success of our strategic planning lies in robust public input. Community members are encouraged to attend, to voice their thoughts, and contribute to the future of our city.”
The goal of the Strategic Planning Kickoff is to begin a process to establish the priorities of the city over the next two to five years with a two-day event that includes informational presentations and community dialogue about our future. This event is open to all Peoria residents, community/business leaders, commissioners, elected officials, employees, and other stakeholders.
The kickoff will focus on the critical issues facing our community and allow attendees to identify collaborative responses. These events will address topics including city-wide economic development, downtown vibrancy, neighborhood development, infrastructure, and the future fiscal health of the city. The sessions will also explore the public safety ecosystems, integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the focus areas, along with preserving, supporting, and expanding arts and culture opportunities within the city.
To track updates on the Strategic Planning Process and future community outreach, or to RSVP, visit the City's Strategic Plan page.