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November 2009 Citizen Engagement Ask the County Career Opportunities Civic Leadership Program Facility Tours H1N1 Clinics The Peoria City/County Health Department will hold H1N1 vaccination clinics in Public Meetings the coming weeks. Clinics will be held based on vaccine availability and are currently Speakers Bureau restricted to: pregnant women, household contacts and caregivers of infants younger than 6 months of age, healthcare and emergency medical services person- Volunteer Program nel, all persons ages 6 mos. - 24 years, and persons ages 24 - 65 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza. Any individual under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or Programs & Services legal guardian. This week’s clinic schedule is as follows: Tues, Nov. 17 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Richwoods High School, Peoria Bel-Wood Nursing Home Wed, Nov. 18 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Peoria Heights Elementary School Thurs, Nov. 19 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Brimfield High School County Store Fri, Nov. 20 9:00 am – 12:00 noon Anshiah Emeth Hebrew Day School, Peoria Additional clinics will be announced as they are scheduled. For more information First Time Homebuyers Program visit the Health Department’s website. Government Assistance Program For business owners and entrepreneurs The Road We Travel Infrastructure is a foundation of our society. We travel for work, school, shopping, Legal Self-help Center entertainment, vacation. We rely on roads to get us safely from point A to point B. But why a slower speed? Why a new bridge? Why another stop light? Find out NACo Prescription Discount Card how these and other relevant decisions are made by attending a FREE public workshop on Thursday, December 3, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Illinois Central Peoria GIS College’s North Campus, 5407 N. University Street in Peoria. Peoria County Engineer Tom McFarland will outline jurisdictional responsibilities, Upcoming Events intergovernmental efforts for improvement projects, and funding for infrastructure. He will describe how roadways get from concept to completion and the Fall Adult Community Programs mechanics of maintaining those roadways. Join us as we explain this complex organism that is the highway system. To register for this free Adult Community Program, please call Illinois Central College at 999-4545. Online registration is To subscribe also available at ICC’s website, select "special interests” from the list of current If you would like to receive Peoria County programs. e-Newsletters in the future, please subscribe now. No subject or body Making Progress text is required when subscribing. Peoria County’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Ad-hoc Committee has been working diligently to help minority-owned businesses in the community by search- ing for ways to build MBE capacity, increase MBE participation with Peoria To unsubscribe County, and raise awareness of opportunities and resources available to minority, Only those who have subscribed will women, and disadvantaged business owners. Representatives from Peoria County, receive Peoria County’s e-Newsletter in private business, minority advocacy groups, the trade unions, the faith-based com- munity, Bradley University, and others have developed a strategic plan to help the future. If you have subscribed keep the MBE Committee focused on its mission to create an environment that previously, you may unsubscribe stimulates greater participation from all parts of the community with particular at any time. emphasis on new and minority owned businesses. This fall, the committee created three sub-committees, each charged with achieving one of the committee’s three Peoria County Government 324 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602 important goals: capacity building, increased participation, and outreach. Please Phone: 309.672.6056 visit the County’s website for meeting dates and times. www.peoriacounty.org
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