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County and City Offer Free Educational Series

Aug 8, 2017

Take part in the County and City of Peoria's Citizens Leadership Academy! The 2017 program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 12-October 12 from 6-8 pm.

Through a series of educational sessions, participants become more involved in local government by meeting and interacting with County of Peoria and City of Peoria elected officials and staff. Participants who complete the course demonstrate a strong desire to become a Peoria County leader and join a network of citizens committed to improving their community.

Each session will take place at either a County of Peoria or City of Peoria building and usually involves a talk, tour and time for questions and answers. Some sessions also provide refreshments.

Applications and class topics may be found at or by emailing Applications are due September 1, 2017. There is a limit of 25 participants; preference is given to Peoria County residents.

For more information, contact Gretchen Pearsall, Director of Strategic Communications at Peoria County, at (309) 672-6918 or or Jennifer Engelbrecht, City of Peoria's Neighborhood Services Coordinator, at (309) 494-8250 or


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