Company Overview

Located about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix, Peoria was established in 1886 as a humble agricultural community. Since incorporating on June 7, 1954, Peoria has blossomed as a rapidly-growing, modern city that offers a high quality of living in the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Vision Statement

City of Peoria team members provide unmatched quality of life and excellent customer service for our community.

Mission Statement

The city of Peoria provides excellent municipal services by anticipating community needs, creating partnerships, promoting sustainability and embracing diversity.

Core Values

Ethics begins with integrity. Integrity means different things to different people, but in essence it means being honest, doing what you say you will do, and doing what is right even when no one else is watching. Personal integrity is a prerequisite to ethical behavior, and it is the foundation for Peoria’s six core values.

  • Professional: Continually reviewing my own behavior and questioning whether what I do is consistent with the City’s and my profession's values. Maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and honoring legal restrictions on political activity.
  • Ethical: Being honest and objective in performing my duties and deciding all matters on the merits, free from improper influences. Being guided by principle and conscience and the desire to do the “right thing”.
  • Open: Communicating truthfully and completely with others, supporting diversity and treating others with respect. Participating positively in the community.
  • Responsive: Responding to all internal and external customers in a prompt, efficient, friendly and patient manner.
  • Innovative: Seeking out opportunities to contribute to the daily and future work of the City in ways that are new and creative.
  • Accountable: Observing both the letter and the spirit of laws and rules. Engaging only in appropriate personal and professional conduct in all matters

Quality of Life

Peoria is home to Lake Pleasant Regional Park - a true an oasis in the desert. The 23,000 acre park is home to two marinas and is a popular spot for boating, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, camping, and even scuba diving!

Our residents enjoy access to 570 acres of parks including 36 neighborhood parks and three large community parks. Explore more than 60 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. When it comes to entertainment, Peoria is hard to beat! We offer Spring Training baseball, two community theatres, an art museum, and a year-round calendar of festivals and special events. Our P83 Entertainment District offers a wide variety of local restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options for the whole family. The City of Peoria takes pride in providing excellent municipal services to residents. Four of the city's essential service departments (Police, Fire, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation) are nationally accredited by independent agencies. It is uncommon for cities with 1 million or more residents to have four departments accredited, and is truly exceptional among cities that are Peoria's size. This commitment to excellence is part of what sets Peoria apart from other cities and makes it a great place to live.

Why Work for Peoria?

Working for local government is more than just a job. It's a way to make a positive impact in the daily lives of a community.

  1. Room to Grow: Working for Peoria offers great advancement opportunity through both personal and professional development. Peoria offers tuition reimbursement and on-site leadership development programs! Peoria is a supportive employer of growth and development. It’s not just a job, it’s a path forward.
  2. Culture of Service: Our team of approximately 1,250 staff are dedicated to providing superior service to the community. We act as good stewards of city and community resources.
  3. We Value Transparency: We seek to build trust with the community by being transparent and honest.
  4. We Are Inclusive: One of our core values is to Treat All Equitably. We believe this is one of several factors that makes us an Employer of Choice. Opportunities are boundless to join committees such as Diversity, which helps to sponsor various events held throughout the year to celebrate milestone events and bring awareness to our employees.
  5. Great Benefits: More than just medical, dental, and vision. How about a Wellness program with on-site biometric screenings, an Education Assistance plan, and discounted memberships to Rio Vista Recreation Center to name a few.
  6. Be Proud of What You Do: Local government is one of the best ways to have an impact on your community. Employees at every level of our organization have a tremendous amount of pride in knowing that the work they do makes a difference in the daily lives of residents.
Company Summary
City of Peoria (AZ)
Number of Employees
(623) 773-7369
8401 West Monroe Street
Peoria, AZ