Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects. Info on the P83 district, schools, the Peoria Leadership Institute seminar, and diversity.

Information on the City Council including agendas , the Mayor, the Municipal Court, City Manager and ADA along with the city's various initiatives.

News from the city of Peoria, press releases from the Office of Commnications, links to RSS feeds and E-News signup. View programming on Channel 11, PeoriaTV.

Information on the employment process, a listing of current open jobs, how to apply on-line and a list of all jobs and salaries at the city.

 A listing of links to directories of city services, including all online e-services.

The city of Peoria Municipal Complex is home to City Hall, the Council Chambers, the Main Library, the Development and Community Services Building, the Public Safety Administration Building, and the Municipal Court.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

The City of Peoria budget is managed by the Management and Budget Division. Find copies of the latest Program Budget and the CIP here.


The City Code and  Zoning Ordinace, with updates are located here. Also, find the City Charter, and legal statements related to the website, including our Privacy Notice.

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

How to pay bills you may have with the city, including water, sewer and trash collection fees, recreation program and class fees, traffic fines and more. Setup water and sewer service.

Home and Property Resources includes information on trash pickup,water conservation, swimming  pool issues and recycling, along with other relevant information for homeowners.

Neighborhood Resources includes information on dealing with graffiti removal, block parties, animal control, street repairs, odors and other neighborhood related quality of life issues.

Helpful services provided by the fire and police departments. Report criminal activity, locate crime information, register alarms, and learn about crime prevention.

Search for scheduled events and meetings in the city including documents relating to city council meetings and other meetings.

This section contains information and links to the Peoria Public Library's website, the Arts Commission, the Center for Performing Arts, and Annual Arts festivals and Celebrations. 

Information on recreation programs and classes, afterschool and preschool programs, sports leagues and locations and amenities of city parks.

Information on bus routes, park and ride, dial a ride and bicycle paths. Also, road closures and lane restrictions.

Use this page to find information on the city of Peoria website of interest to builders and developers.Included are inspections, zoning and zoning ordinance, the city code, general plan, permitting, and impact fees.

How to get a business license, tax license, sales tax schedules/forms, register to use the online eTax system, pay taxes and fees. Bidding on contracts with the city and auctions, trash collection, recycling, traffic counts.

Business and Real EstateDevelopment, and other assistance for businesses and developers finding sites, understanding the area, and growing their businesses. Links to the Building Development Division and PeoriaED.Com.

Information on Building Permits. Find out about permits for signs, temporary use of property, filming, and alarms. Download forms and track applications for development, building, planning and engineering permits.

The city's main document portal for development related documents including planning and zoning, building, engineering and fire prevention.

The Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres conduct spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex each February and March. Everything you need to know is at PeoriaSpringTraining.com.

A listing of area hotels, motels and RV Parks, listed by distance from the Peoria Sports Complex.

The city of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona.

Links to Items of interest to tourists, including VisitPeoriaaz.com, our official tourism website.

The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts consists of a 280 seat main stage auditorium and an 80+ seat black box theater, designed to bring award winning community theater to downtown Peoria. 

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

Special Events, sponsored and hosted by the city, held throughout the year at the Peoria Sports Complex, Oldtown Peoria and other areas.

The Peoria Sports Complex is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during spring training, and many other events throughout the year.

Board Member Bios 

Anthony Irby 

Anthony Irby
Mr. Irby has served in the United States Army and is a war veteran of both the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War.  Mr. Irby is actively engage on social issues that surround homeless and at-risk homeless veterans as the Homeless Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Mr. Irby holds a Bachelor’s in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.  Anthony is married to his lovely wife Karen and has two adorable daughters Azuriah and Aurorah.    

   Russ Lachance  

Russ Lachance
Mr. Lachance served in the United States Air Force for nine years. After his service years, he held various jobs until starting his own business in real estate relocation. He retired in 2002 and moved to Arizona with his family in 2005 (Surprise). He was a member of the board of the Armed Forces Support Group in Surprise. During his membership there he was involved in an annual golf fund raiser for wounded veterans, worked with Home Depot to update some veterans’ homes and was a part of a WWI honors program. He moved to Peoria in April of 2013 with his family. Since moving here he sponsored a WWII honors dinner with over 40 WWII veterans in attendance as well as 150 supporters. He plans on making this an annual event. He has started a club in Westbrook village to support all veterans and is very active in his church. Mr. Lachance has been married to his high school sweetheart for 45 years and has a son and daughter.

Chuck Strange Photo 

Chuck Strange
Chuck Strange was born in Denver Colorado. He grew up as an army brat and traveled most of his young life. He joined the army in November 1958, and did tours in Germany, France, Vietnam, and Alaska. Chuck retired in June 1980; he worked in Public Safety along with his own endeavors, and he moved to Arizona in July 1999. He lives here with his wife Rosie. He has two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren scattered all over the globe.  He serves on the Veterans Memorial Board, Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Diamond Club, and Sun City Visitor's Center. Chuck enjoys working with military affiliations and giving back to the community.  

Karen Ritz  

Karen Ritz
Karen Ritz, an Illinois native, has been in the valley for 31 years. She taught in the Peoria Unified School District for 28 years. Twenty six of them at Peoria High School where she was a special education teacher and guidance counselor for special needs students. During her years in education she was the department chair for special programs, she chaired and participated in many committees and projects.  

The year of her retirement she received the Pride of Peoria Award and the Raymond S Kellis Teaching Award. These awards are the highest awards given by the district. She is currently working in her family’s business at Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel and Cremation Center. She is managing the preplanning department. She has begun to take on a more active role in community organizations and projects. Currently she is President of the AZ Funeral, Cremation and Cemetery Association’s Children’s Charity and Co-Chair of the Sun City West Alliance of Business and Community. Karen has two grown daughters and three grandsons. During her free time she enjoys reading, walking, movies and babysitting her three boys. s 

Ben Geiger 

Ben Geiger
Ben Geiger was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1999, Ben joined the Army Reserve. In 2003, while in college at Winona State University, Ben was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. After returning from Iraq, Ben completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education Social Studies. Ben also met his lovely wife Kacey in college. Upon graduation, Ben and Kacey moved to the Phoenix area for better job opportunities. In 2009, Ben was called to Active Duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom once again. In his second tour, Ben worked in the logistics field to plan a successful drawdown. Ben’s daughter was born shortly after his return from Iraq. Ben is a social studies teacher at Westview High School. Ben is a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and is proud to serve as a member of the Peoria Veterans Memorial Board.

 /uploadedImages/NewPeoriaAZ/About_Peoria/City_Government/Veterans_Memorial/Brezina, Terry.JPG  Terry Brezina
Terry Brezina is a retired Air Force Master Sargent and a Vietnam and Gulf War era veteran. He served in the Army as an infantryman and Combat Engineer. He also served in the Air Force as a Civil Engineer in Production Control with a total of 26 years of service. He has (2) Bachelor’s degrees and a Master degree in Career and Technical Education. Terry has also retired from the state of Arizona. Terry and his wife Sandy have resided in Peoria Arizona for the last 10 years and are grandparents with guardianship of their two grandchildren.
 Reed Webber 

 Reed Webber   

Reed Webber enlisted in the AZ Army National Guard the day after he turned 17; 1991. After returning from a Deployment in Iraq (OIF III; 2004-05) he felt compelled to serve his community as a volunteer and was appointed to the newly formed Veterans Memorial Board. He Deployed to Afghanistan (OEF X; 2009-10) to the Hindu Kush Mountains in Nuristan, Afghanistan; a place known to be one of the most hostile areas of the War. He was awarded several medals including the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and Combat Action Badge. In his absence from the Board, his wife, Tisha, was appointed as an Interim member. Reed recently was Medically Retired from the Army with over 21 years of service. He continues to serve in a volunteer capacity on several Boards and Commissions in Peoria. He is a Wounded Warrior Project Alum, a member of the American Legion and Military Order of the Purple Heart. Reed is currently a full-time student at Glendale Community College. Reed and Tisha have one child, Tyler.