) The City of Peoria Community Development Department has been awarded the 2018 International Code Council Community Service Award for its innovative efforts to educate the community and raise the profile of building safety.
The International Code Council is an international association with over 64,000 members. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used to design and build safe, sustainable, affordable, and resilient structures. The City of Peoria (and almost all municipalities in the United States) adopt the International Code Council codes and standards. This award is presented when circumstances warrant a need to recognize meritorious service by an individual, organization, jurisdiction, or community group that promotes the public health, safety and welfare by initiating activities or actions which are above and beyond the normal expectations. The Community Development Department was one of two award recipients for 2018 out of a national pool of candidates. The Community Development Department was recognized for its community engagement and educational efforts in the fields of Code Enforcement, Building Safety, Planning and Neighborhood Development. The International Code Council was specifically impressed with the educational and marketing materials the Community Development Department created in conjunction with local business AdCo Advertising Agency.
The Community Development Department staff is dedicated to public service and works with Peoria residents to improve the public safety of the community and enhance the quality of life for all residents and visitors to Peoria. Included with this press release is an “Appreciation Book” recognizing the great work of the Community Development staff over the last year. For more information on the Community Development Department please visit AppreciatePeoria.com.