The Greater Peoria EDC congratulates East Peoria and Washington for their Progressive City awards from Ameren Illinois! Ameren Illinois looks at cities in their service area to identify efforts to increase energy efficiency, build greener communities, and enact community and economic development programs. The two GP communities each received a $2,500 grant to put toward beautification projects and a commemorative sign to showcase their achievements.
East Peoria was recognized for their Green Team sustainability program, Tri-County Fresh Food Hub, Levee District development, generating over $385,000 in energy savings through efficiency projects, and other forward-thinking initiatives. Ameren acknowledged Washington’s active park district, growing trail system which currently spans 11 miles, progressive community policing programs, their community garden and recycling programs, over $90,000 in annual energy savings, downtown revitalization efforts and numerous other sustainable programs and practices.
These GP communities stand as role models to the rest of our region for their work to build strong, resilient, and vibrant communities. Thank you for your hard work and thoughtful development of your cities!