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Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects. Info on 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.

City of Peoria Press Release



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Peoria Recognized For Hiring Practices

Workforce Management Magazine names city the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Managing Change

12/22/2011

PEORIA, Ariz. (December 05, 2011) – When Peoria, Arizona, realized a few years ago that it wouldn't be able to attract trained water- and wastewater-department employees from other municipalities, it decided to take a grow-your-own approach. It would cultivate its own talent to take over operations when the current crop of employees retires.

The "grow-our-own" program was recognized by Workforce Management Magazine as a 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Managing Change. The Optimas Awards are presented to companies across the globe in recognition of workforce management initiatives that directly improve business results. Awards are presented in the categories of General Excellence, Corporate Citizenship, Competitive Advantage, Financial Impact, Global Outlook, Innovation, Managing Change, Partnership, Service and Vision. This year's winners brought innovation, discipline and vision to their organizations, each positioned for long-term sustainability and vitality for post-recession success.

In the city, which has a population topping 150,000, 80 percent of the workers in the water and wastewater divisions are older than 50, which will create a major talent crunch as they retire over the next decade, says Bobbie Kimelton, the city's human resources manager.

"Some people view these as labor-intensive jobs, but "they require a different skill set than they used to," Kimelton says, including high-level math and science skills. But, she says, most 17- and 18-year-olds don't think, "I always wanted to work in a wastewater plant."br>
Because new recruits are few and far between, the city decided to launch its own apprenticeship program in 2008 under the auspices of the Public Works-Utilities Department. City leaders figured that "if we don't start now, the time will come when people will retire with no replacement in place," Kimelton says.

The program provides college classes and on-the-job training, totaling more than 6,000 hours of education for each worker, to create certified water-utility workers. Apprenticeship programs are common in the private sector or through specific unions, but they're much rarer in municipal governments, especially in the West, Kimelton says.

Courses are taught by instructors from GateWay Community College in Phoenix, as well as experts from state and local agencies, supervisors and city workers. Although Peoria employees don't have to guarantee they'll stay with the city once they graduate, the program "creates a sense of loyalty," Kimelton says.

For creating a registered apprenticeship program to develop talent in-house, the city of Peoria, Arizona, is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Managing Change.

The Optimas Award winners will be featured in the December issue of Workforce Management magazine and online at Workforce.com.


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