Mayor and City Council
The Peoria City Council is comprised of the Mayor (elected city-wide) and five council members who represent their respective districts and five at-large council members who are elected city-wide. These officials serve four-year terms with elections staggered every two years. As the legislative body, the Council meets at least twice a month to make policy decisions, approve spending, and vote on various actions that affect the city. The City Council appoints community members to boards and commissions and appoints a City Manager who serves as the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for the management and operation of all city departments.
Denise Jackson1st District Council Member
Charles V. Grayeb2nd District Council Member
Timothy Riggenbach3rd District Council Member
Andre W. Allen4th District Council Member
Denis Cyr5th District Council Member
John L. KellyCouncil Member At-Large
Zachary M. OylerCouncil Member At-Large
Dr. Kiran Velpula, PhD, MBACouncil Member At-Large
Dr. Bernice Gordon-Young PhD, LCPCCouncil Member At-Large
Michael P. VespaCouncil Member At-Large
City Council Meetings
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
(Room 400, 4th floor)
419 Fulton Street
Peoria, IL 61602
- Who is my District Council Member / Town Board Trustee?
The City of Peoria is divided into 5 Districts, each with it's own Council Member. See a list of Council Members.
If you need to find out what District your residence is in, go to the Peoria County Geographic Information Service (GIS) page, where you can search using your address.
There are also five At-Large Council Members who represent the entire City of Peoria. Each Council Member is also the Town Trustee by virtue of the office.
- When are City Council meetings held?
Peoria City Council Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
Special Meetings can be scheduled at any time. A Notice is posted at City Hall, on the website, and sent by email at least 48 hours before the meeting to communicate the details.
To join the email distribution list of all Meeting Notices, Agendas and Minutes of the City Council, please email the City Clerk or call the City Clerk's Office at 309-494-8565.
- How can I watch a City Council meeting if I cannot attend in person?
The Council Meetings are broadcasted in the following ways: