PLI 2020 UpdateThe 2020 session of the Peoria Leadership Institute is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. At this time (March 16th), the course is still scheduled as planned. However, this may change within the next few weeks. Peoria staff are monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 as it continues to develop. If the event is cancelled it will not be out of fear, but out of an abundance of safety and caution for the health and well-being of our citizens. Please refer back to this page at a later date for any updates. If you have already registered for this class, you should receive an email update with information as it becomes available. Thank you.
Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Peoria Leadership Institute! Registration is underway for this year's course. If you would like to be considered for the 2020 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.