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Grants Available to Help Host City Events
Peoria has announced the 2022-23 Event Grant Program. This program is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community by providing grants to assist with the direct costs connected to producing events within the community. Event grant applications will be accepted and awards distributed on a rolling basis through March 15, 2023. All event grant applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to event date. Learn more at

Got Hazardous Waste?
The city of Peoria is currently scheduling appointments for the collection of hazardous waste from local homes. Be kind to our Earth and dispose of hazardous waste in a safe and easy manner. Schedule an appointment at or by calling the Recycling Hotline at 623-773-7836.

Summer Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities Available for Teens
The city of Peoria has many summer job openings perfect for teens. Check out for more information and check back often as new jobs are added on a regular basis.

If your teen is looking for volunteer experience, tell them about volunteering with the city of Peoria Summer Camp program. Volunteers will receive service hours, hands-on experience working with youth, mentorship, educational opportunities, and training.

All applicants must:
• Apply, interview, and be selected.
• Be over 15 years old by May 22.
• Be positive and outgoing.
• Commit to 80 – 120 hours of service during the summer.

For more information, contact Stephanie Mellring, Teen/Youth Coordinator, at [email protected] or 623-773-7924.

Vistancia Honored with Ranking Arizona Award
The results are in! Vistancia has been honored in this year’s Ranking Arizona awards. Vistancia won for being the number one Master-Planned Community with over 2,300 homes. This marks the ninth year in a row that Vistancia has placed number one for Master-Planned Community.

Become a Junior Ranger with the City of Peoria!
If your child is looking for a fun summer activity, encourage them to become a Junior Ranger. To do so, they need to complete all the activities in an activity book as they explore the parks and trails of Peoria. You can download the booklet or pick one up inside Rio Vista Recreation Center or the Sunrise Mountain Library. Once you’ve completed the booklet, bring it to the Ranger’s Station at Paloma Park on the first Saturday of the month or Rio Vista Recreation Center on the third Saturday of the month. Download your activity book at