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Innovation Team – Who We Are

The i-team


Anthony Corso – Chief Innovation Officer

Anthony Corso has spent his career as an architect, urban designer, consultant and educator working to make communities more livable and resilient.  He is an advocate and practitioner of public interest design and continuously works to build collaborative partnerships in order to turn great ideas into action.

Since returning to his hometown of Peoria in 2009, Anthony worked as an architect providing design and consulting services to public and private clients, served as program director at Illinois Central College, represented Central Illinois on the board of the US Green Building Council Illinois chapter, and organized multiple community-driven events highlighting the role of built environment in public health, social connection, neighborhood economic vitality and overall quality of life.

In Spring of 2015, Anthony became the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Peoria where he directs the Innovation Team or i-team. The i-team’s role is to help city leaders, staff and partners through a data-driven process to assess problems, generate responsive new interventions, develop partnerships, and deliver measurable results.

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