Peoria County Presents Community Workshops

Each spring and fall, Peoria County offers free public workshops through Illinois Central College’s Adult Community Programs to help raise awareness of county government services. This fall, Peoria County is offering three beneficial workshops for anyone interested in learning more about emergency preparedness, self defense techniques, or local sustainability efforts. Each workshop is held at ICC’s North Campus on University Street and interested persons can register online at or by calling 690.6900. 

For more information about any of the following workshops, please contact Peoria County’s Director of Strategic Communications Jenny Fulton at 309.672.6918 or 

It Can Happen To You
Thursday, September 18
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

After last November’s tornadoes, we now know that disaster can happen to us. How we fare after a house fire, flash flood, tornado, or any other type of disaster depends on how well we’re prepared beforehand. Emergency management experts will discuss preparedness steps, explain how to identify points of contact and create an emergency plan, and describe how to build an emergency supply kit for your home and auto. September is Emergency Preparedness Month; join us this month and become better prepared before the next disaster strikes Central Illinois. 

Protect Yourself
October 16
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to protect yourself if attacked. Peoria County Sheriff’s personnel will describe and demonstrate self defense techniques that may save your life. Participants will have an opportunity to practice self defense techniques in a controlled environment.

Sustainability for the Entire Community
November 20
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Peoria County is becoming 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. Join our STAR Community today so others can enjoy it tomorrow!