Learn with the County  - Adult Community Programs

Peoria County Government is pleased to offer “Learn with the County” educational classes taking place at area libraries, ICC North, and County facilities. Peoria County employs experts in fields such as law enforcement, emergency preparedness, death investigation, recycling and resource conservation, the tax cycle, and the election process. Staff members will share their knowledge with residents through these free community classes, and participants will have the chance to ask questions and participate in some instances.

Classes are for ages 18 and older. All classes are from 6-8 pm unless otherwise indicated.

These classes are free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For programs held at a library or at a County office, please complete the online form at https://goo.gl/forms/kW8sj3dqbE7jQS8p1

Questions? Call Gretchen Pearsall, Peoria County Director of Strategic Communications, at (309) 672-6918 or email gpearsall@peoriacounty.org.


Situation Awareness - A Life Safety Skill

  • December 4, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
  • Brimfield Public District Library
    111 S Galena Ave., Brimfield, IL 61517
  • Instructor: Captain Doug Gaa, Peoria County Sheriff's Office
  • Register through Peoria County

Simply stated, Situation Awareness is being more aware of your surroundings and having the ability to make safe, logical assessments based on what you notice. Often, we go about our day--shopping, doctor's office, school, work--without paying much attention to the things around us. Situation Awareness is a developed skill that can make you more attuned to your environment, such as the people you are passing, the infrastructure you're near, and the objects around you. This allows a person to help recognize when something is "off," or poses a threat. Join Captain Gaa as he walks through Situation Awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious behaviors or items, being aware of points of entry and exit, and logical decision-making when facing an issue of concern. 

Are You Prepared?

  • December 6, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
  • Lillie M Evans Library
    207 N Walnut Ave., Princeville, IL 61559
  • Instructor: Jason Marks, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
  • Register through Peoria County

We do not know when or where the next disaster will strike, but we do know we want to be able to keep ourselves and our families safe when it does. During this workshop, Peoria County's emergency management experts will explain how to plan for and protect your family's safety by developing a family emergency plan, identifying points of contact, and creating an emergency preparedness kit before disaster strikes.

Sustainability for the Entire Community

  • December 13, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
  • Alpha Park Public Library
    3527 S. Airport Rd., Bartonville, IL 61507
  • Instructor: Rebecca Cottrell, Sustainability and Resource Conservation
  • Register through Peoria County

Peoria County is a leader in sustainability, to the benefit of all residents and visitors in our region. The County's Recycling Educator will describe local government efforts to conserve resources and preserve our environment for future generations. Participants in this workshop will learn specific actions they can do at home and work to improve economic, environmental, and social sustainability.