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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.
Peoria District Map - effective May 1, 2022 (PDF)
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.
See Peoria City Council Meeting Calendar, Agendas, Minutes, Videos, and Meeting 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.
The Council Meetings are broadcasted in the following ways:
City Council Meetings are held on the fourth floor of City Hall in Council Chambers (Room 400).City Hall419 Fulton StreetPeoria, IL 61602
Sometimes the City Council will meet offsite; the Agenda will list the location of the meeting.
If a Majority of a Quorum attends a meeting or event, a Public Notice will be posted at City Hall, the event location, and distributed to the media and public to communicate the details of the event.
City Council/Town Board Meetings are wheelchair accessible. Individuals with hearing difficulties can request to use available FM auxiliary aids before or during the meeting by visiting the City Clerk's Office, Room 401, City Hall Building, 419 Fulton Street, Peoria, Illinois. Requests to receive an Agenda in an alternate format or other types of auxiliary aids and services must, when possible, be submitted to the City Clerk's Office a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.
You can call the City Clerk's Office at 309-494-8565, or you can email the City Clerk.
TTY users, call the Illinois Relay Center at 800-526-0857 (V).
Peoria City Hall has a wheelchair ramp entrance off the front sidewalk and is equipped with an elevator that meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
When a majority of a quorum, which constitutes of four or more members of the Peoria City Council, attends a meeting or event, a notice will be posted and minutes will be taken by the City Clerk's Office.
Notices will be posted at City Hall at the front doors and in the City Clerk's Office, posted at the event location, posted on the City's website and calendar, and it will be sent to the email distribution list.
City of Peoria Staff schedule items for the City Council to discuss and vote on. You can reach out to your District Council Member or an At-Large Council Member to discuss items on upcoming agendas.
See "How do I address the Council at a Meeting" for details on how to speak to the City Council during the Citizens Opportunity to Address the City Council/Town Board at any scheduled meeting.
Agendas are published at least 48 hours before any City Council Meeting that will list the items of discussion and potential action.
Agendas are posted at City Hall at the front doors and in the City Clerk's Office, on the City's website, and sent to the email distribution list.
To join the email distribution list of all Meeting Notices, Agendas and Minutes of the City Council, please email the City Clerk or you can call the City Clerk's Office at 309-494-8565.
Any citizen wanting to address the City Council/Town Board at a Council Meeting will have an opportunity at the end of the meeting to speak for 5 minutes about City Business.
You are not required to, but if you would like your name in the record and to allow Council Members or Staff to follow up on your comments, please include your full name and address.
To address a specific item, please review the next FAQ.
Citizens wishing to address an item listed on a Council Agenda for an upcoming meeting should contact their District Council Member or an At-Large Council Member prior to the meeting to ask them to request privilege of the floor during the meeting to permit a speaker for that specific item.
Please see "Who is my District Council Member" or call the City Clerk's Office for assistance at 309-494-8565. You can also email the City Clerk.
To find City Council/Town Board information, including:
Please see the Calendar for these items. If you know the meeting date you can search for the information that way, or you can use the search bar at the top of the page to use keywords to find the item you are researching.
The City Clerk's Office Staff is always willing to help you in your research. You can call at 309-494-8565 or email the City Clerk.
The Town of the City of Peoria Township Office serves the citizens who reside in Peoria Township. Peoria Township consists of a large portion of the City of Peoria, but not the entire city. You must live within the Peoria Township boundaries to qualify for services through the office.
The mission of the Peoria Township Office is to thoughtfully and professionally serve the people of Peoria Township. They administer General Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Property Assessment and other programs for Township residents.
Visit the Peoria Township Website.
The Agendas, Minutes, Documents, and Staff information can all be found on the Peoria Township Website.
Townships in Illinois currently serve more than 8 million people. Many people are confused about where Townships fall into the big picture in relation to City, County and State governments. Townships are not subsets of Cities or Counties.
See more information and the history of the Town of the City of Peoria Township.