Speakers Bureau & Tours

Please call Gretchen Pearsall, Director of Strategic Communications, at 309-672-6918 to schedule a tour or presentation.

Facility Tours

We offer group tours at the county-owned facilities below. Large group tours, however, are limited to those facilities that can accommodate the entire group. Please allow two weeks advance notice.

  • County Courthouse
  • County Highway Department
  • County Jail
  • Heddington Oaks
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Peoria City/County Health Department

Speakers Bureau

Looking for a speaker for your group or program? Our elected and appointed officials will be happy to address your group on any topic related to county government. Officials will present applicable topics at no cost to your organization. If your meeting falls outside of business hours, we will try to accommodate evening and weekend presentations based on staff availability. 

Participating Departments

  • Care and Treatment Center/Allied Agencies
  • County Administration
  • County Clerk's Office
  • Court Administration
  • Department of Planning and Zoning
  • Finance Department
  • Heddington Oaks
  • Highway Department
  • Peoria City/County Health Department
  • Probation and Court Services
  • Recycling and Resource Conservation
  • Regional Office of Education
  • Sheriff's Office
  • State's Attorney's Office
  • Supervisor of Assessment's Office
  • Treasurer's Office

Suggested Topics

  • Building Code
  • Children and Adults with Special Needs
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Education
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Care for Children
  • Health Care for the Elderly
  • Jury Service and Selection
  • Election Laws and Voting System
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Peoria County Finances: Revenues and Expenditures
  • Peoria County Government Structure
  • Planning and Zoning Issues
  • Public Safety
  • Recycling: History and Trends
  • Shopping Local
  • Social Issues for the Elderly
  • Tax Cycle Process
  • Voting and the Elections Process