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The Metro Peoria Committee, a joint effort between Peoria County and the City of Peoria, identifies, investigates, and implements collaboration initiatives intended to improve efficiencies and save tax payer dollars. Click here to learn how Metro Peoria is collaborating for our future.

County Board: 2009 - 2014 Goals

Peoria County Board 2009 - 2014 Goals

Safe & Healthy Community

Goal 1: Safe & Healthy Community

Top Objectives:

  • Excellent health and human services in Peoria County for all residents: youth, adults, seniors
  • Residents feeling safe and secure at any location in Peoria County
  • Low crime rate for Peoria County
  • World class healthcare for all Peoria County residents
  • Resources and programs to support families, including children
  • Jail operating within capacity

 

Results for the Public:

  • A great place to live
  • County responsive to special needs
  • Safety net of services when needed
  • Healthy living environment
  • Quality schools and educational programs
  • Feeling safe and secure at home and in the community

 

Growing County

Goal 2: Growing County

Top Objectives:

  • More diverse, expanding local economy
  • Clean, sustainable Illinois River
  • Revitalization of older areas within Peoria County
  • Quality education and schools - families want to locate and live in Peoria County
  • Development in appropriate areas within Peoria County
  • Preservation of prime agricultural farmland

 

Results for the Public:

  • Growing, diverse tax base
  • Opportunities to start and grow a business
  • Predictable patterns of growth and control of sprawl
  • Convenient: living near work
  • Preservation of prime agricultural land and natural resources
  • People want to live in Peoria County

 

High Performing Public Organization

Goal 3: High Performing Public Organization

Top Objectives:

  • Transparent county government that is open and residents are engaged
  • Financial resources to support defined services and service levels
  • County operations practicing green sustainable concepts and principles
  • Improve coordination and resource efficiency among local governments in Peoria County
  • High level of cooperation among governmental entities within the county
  • Financially sound with resources consistent with policy and best practices
  • Closer working relationship between Peoria County and the City of Peoria
  • Develop an effective performance system and use to enhance service delivery

 

Results for the Public:

  • Responsive county services and programs
  • Value for their dollars and fees
  • Customer-friendly services by county employees
  • Easy, convenient access to county services and information
  • Transparent county government with opportunities for engagement
  • County using best practices - a leading county in Illinois and nation

 

World Class Public Facilities

Goal 4: High Quality Public Facilities

Top Objectives:

  • Renovate or rebuild Bel-Wood Nursing Home
  • County buildings well-built and well-maintained, utilizing green and sustainability concepts and principles
  • Participate in the development of the Peoria Riverfront Museum
  • Improve county infrastructure
  • Plan for the long-term space needs of all county facilities
  • Up to date correction/jail facilities supporting the county's mission
  • Up to date, functional courthouse that is user-friendly
  • Quality highway and road system throughout the county

 

Results for the Public:

  • Customer-friendly courthouse and county facilities
  • Facilities responsive to county residents' needs
  • Well-designed, well-maintained facilities that you can take pride in
  • County investing in the future
  • Easy movement throughout the county
  • Sustainable county government through preventative maintenance and quality designs

 

Featured Content

Learn About Metro Peoria

The Metro Peoria Committee, a joint effort between Peoria County and the City of Peoria, identifies, investigates, and implements collaboration initiatives intended to improve efficiencies and save tax payer dollars. Click here to learn how Metro Peoria is collaborating for our future.

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