Peoria County/City Citizens Leadership Academy

Citiznes Leadership Academy participants discussing in board room.Citizens Leadership Academy is an annual program held each fall in conjunction with the City of Peoria. Participants will tour City and County facilities and talk with elected and appointed officials. Our aim is to help citizens understand how their local governments work, the resources they offer and the challenges they face.

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

The tentative schedule for 2018 is as follows: 

  • September 11—County Overview
  • September 13—City Overview 
  • September 18—ECC/PPD
  • September 20—Peoria City/County Health Department
  • September 25—Fire Department
  • September 27—Coroner’s Office
  • October 2—Public Works
  • October 4—Peoria County Sheriff's Office
  • October 9—City Council
  • October 11—County Board meeting

The finalized schedule will be distributed at the first event. 

Download and return an application by August 31, 2018.

CLA 2018 Application (PDF)

CLA 2018 Class Topics (PDF)

Having problems downloading or need an application mailed to you? Email Gretchen Pearsall to request one.