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Communications: Speakers Bureau and Tours

Contact Gretchen Pearsall, Director of Strategic Communications, (309) 672-6918.

Topics Offered
Participating Departments
Facility Tours

Peoria County has a Speakers Bureau to meet the presentation and information needs of our citizens. The Speakers Bureau is intended to build stronger partnerships with our citizens by speaking directly to the community on a variety of county-related topics in a variety of venues. With our reestablished Speakers Bureau, we hope to raise awareness of the services, programs and events Peoria County proudly offers you and the community we serve.

If you belong to, or are associated with, a service club, social service agency, health care facility, church, school, business and/or unit of government, Peoria County would like to offer our presentation services. Our elected and appointed officials will be happy to address your group on any topic related to county government. Officials will present applicable topics at your convenience for no cost to your organization. Because many meetings occur outside business hours, we will try to accommodate evening and weekend presentation needs as appropriate.

Please call Gretchen Pearsall, Director of Strategic Communications, at (309) 672-6918 to schedule a presentation.

Speakers Bureau brochure

Topics Offered

The topics shown below are suggestions. Our elected and appointed officials are willing to speak on any topic that falls within the realm of county government. We will try to accommodate your presentation needs should your organization desire information on an issue or subject not listed here.

  • Peoria County Government: History & Structure
  • Peoria County Finances: Revenues & Expenditures
  • Peoria County's Strategic Planning for the Future
  • Tax Cycle Process
  • Jury Service & Selection
  • Civic Leadership Program
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Public Safety
  • Health Care for the Elderly
  • Social Issues for the Elderly
  • Health Care for Children
  • Children and Adults with Special Needs
  • Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Recycling: History & Trends
  • Peoria County Growth & Infrastructure
  • Planning & Zoning Issues
  • Building Code
  • Voting and the Elections Process
  • New Election Laws and Voting System
  • Women and the Elected Office

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Participating Departments

Many elected and appointed officials participate in the Speakers Bureau by educating the community on the services, programs and events they offer. The Speakers Bureau represents those offices, departments and entities listed here.

  • Heddington Oaks
  • Care & Treatment Center/Allied Agencies
  • County Administration
  • County Board
  • County Clerk's Office
  • Court Administration
  • Department of Planning & Zoning
  • Finance Department
  • Regional Office of Education
  • Highway Department
  • Peoria City/County Health Department
  • Probation & Court Services
  • Recycling & Resource Conservation
  • Sheriff's Office
  • State's Attorney's Office
  • Supervisor of Assessment's Office
  • Treasurer's Office

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Facility Tours

Peoria County prides itself on our accessibility to the community we serve. To this end, we offer group tours at many county-owned facilities. Large group tours, however, are limited to those facilities that can accommodate the entire group.

If you would like to schedule a tour at one of the following facilities, please contact Gretchen Pearsall, Director of Strategic Communications, at (309) 672-6918. Please allow two weeks advance notice.

  • County Courthouse
  • County Highway Department
  • County Jail
  • Heddington Oaks
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Peoria City/County Health Department

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