PLI 2020 UpdateApril 20, 2020 - We regret to announce that the 2020 session of the Peoria Leadership Institute, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, has been postponed until next year. Due to the COVID-19 situation and a statewide ban on gatherings, this year's Leadership Institute has been postponed for the health and safety of our participants. If you have already registered for this class, you should receive an email update with information. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Peoria Leadership Institute! Registration is complete for this year's course. If you would like to be considered for the 2021 Peoria Leadership Institute, please send an email with your contact info and a brief bio to Maryann.Loya@peoriaaz.gov
Have you ever wondered how or why the city does something? Are you interested in learning more about the inner-workings of local government? Are you considering seeking public office, or an appointment to a city board or commission? If so, then Peoria Leadership Institute may be for you!
What is the Peoria Leadership Institute?
Peoria Leadership Institute offers an in-depth look at all operations of city government. Members will attend class one night per week for nine weeks, where they will learn more about the city’s governmental structure, its budget and finances, public works, utility, police and fire operations through interactive discussions with management staff. The program schedule includes both classroom-style presentations as well as the unique opportunity to visit a police and fire station, court house, and other city facilities and participate in hands-on learning with vehicles and equipment.
Who should attend?
Peoria Leadership Institute is enjoyable for everyone, but should prove especially insightful for those considering public office or seeking appointment to one of the city's advisory boards or commissions. It is also valuable for civic-minded residents who are interested in becoming more involved in their community,
The city of Peoria appreciates the opportunity to communicate with citizens about the functions & operations of municipal government. Although the above programs are very informative, there may be specific subjects that you'd like to know more about. With enough public suggestion, we may implement additional citizen education programs, but we need to know what you'd like to know more about.