Keep Peoria Beautiful

What is Keep Peoria Beautiful?

Keep Peoria Beautiful is a not-for-profit and educational organization committed to improving the environment of the Peoria area through beautification, awareness, education and recycling.

What We Do

Great American Clean Up

  • Over 1,200 volunteers
  • Over 18 tons of litter collected
  • City-wide participation

Litter Prevention & Recycling Education

  • Presentations to second grades in District 150 and many parochial schools

Beautification Grants

  • Enabled organizations to initiate/complete landscaping projects

Kumpf Boulevard Beautification Project

  • Enhance this thoroughfare and entryway into the City with landscaping and ornamental street lighting

Adopt - A - Block Program

  • Encourage downtown business owners to maintain sidewalks and planters
  • Inform business owners of landscape maintenance and ornamental lighting options

Annual Awards

  • Orchid and Onion Awards
  • Beautification Awards
  • Building Beautification Awards
  • Continued Maintenance Awards
  • Rhodell Owens Award

Special Projects and Advocacy

  • Recent initiatives with the Peoria Housing Authority for Taft Home Beautification
  • Recent initiatives for beautifying entrances into Peoria
  • Initiate community awareness and action on specific needs or opportunities


President John W. Day

Vice-President Genevieve L. Gibbs

Treasurer Derek J. Floyd

Secretary Jeffrey J. Hoerr

Executive Director Susan E. Dewey


Joy M. Anderson

Raymond K. Boyer

Roger J. Bunten

John W. Day

Ronald E. Doerzaph

Gina Edwards

Michelle Frietsch

Wil Helmick

Lauren E. Howell

John F. Kunski

L. Donald Luebbe

Steve Roley

Steve Rouland

Julie R. Russell

Bob Williams

Reginald A. Willis

Nicole R. Wood


Keep Peoria Beautiful
124 S.W. Adams Street
Bank One Building
Peoria, IL 61602
Fax 672-6120

PR/Marketing Committee

Work on effective and timely news releases, create more recognition/publicity for PCB in the community, and design a brochure for PCB.

  1. Julie Russell
  2. Lila Manion
  3. Dan Philips


Identify other organizations in the community with similar missions and goals. Potentially collaborate with these organizations on projects where there are similar interests and goals.

  1. Roger Bunten
  2. John Kunski
  3. Reg Willis


Continue working with IDOT on the Upgrade 74-project, particularly working on the landscape enhancements.

  1. Lauren Howell - Chair
  2. Don Luebbe
  3. Genny Gibbs
  4. Becky Auer
  5. Steve Roley