Clerk Beth Ball has lived in the City of Peoria since 1972. She was hired by former City Clerk Mary Haynes in 1989 and served as the Chief Deputy City Clerk until she was appointed by Mayor Jim Ardis on June 26, 2012, to serve the remainder of the City Clerk's term, which will expire in May 2013.
City Clerk Beth Ball earned her Certifications for Registered Municipal Clerk and for Certified Municipal Clerk in 2006. She earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk in 2011 through the Municipal Clerks of Illinois Organization and the University of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois. She has served on many committees to assist with furthering the education of Clerks in Illinois. She is active in the local Clerks' organization, Central Illinois Municipal Clerks Organization (CIMCO), and has served on the following Committees: Programming, Membership, Auditing, Nominating, Scholarship, and Publicity. She served as the CIMCO President in 2005 -2006 and she received the President's Award in 2000 and in 2012.
City Clerk Beth Ball worked for several years for a Non-Profit Organization prior to coming to City of Peoria employment and she learned first hand the value of volunteerism. She has volunteered in the community and for several organizations over the years. She is also active in her church. She is honored to serve the citizens of Peoria in her role as City Clerk and she looks forward to many years of continued service.
The City Clerk's Office is located at:
419 Fulton Street, Suite 401
Peoria, IL 61602
Fax: (309) 494-8574
Council Chambers, City Hall, 4th floor
The mural in the alcove of the Council Chambers, behind the Mayor's dais, was painted in 1912 by W. Peaco, a traveling artist. The central figure is Mother Columbia. She is surrounded by symbols important to Peoria.