Free Brownfields Redevelopment Workshop

Hello, Community Leaders, Planners, and Consultants!

You are invited to attend a free brownfields workshop on October 7, 2014, from 9:30am-3:00pm in Peoria, Illinois, which is being co-hosted by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at WIU, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University.

Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station or other potentially contaminated building that is impeding your communities’ future growth? Designed to help communities gain a better understanding of what a Brownfield is, learn how Brownfield revitalization can be a part of your community’s economic development strategy, and hear from state and national leaders on resources available to your community.

Who should attend? Local and regional government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations, lenders and real-estate professionals, property owners, and anyone interested in learning about brownfields or about financial resources for local redevelopment.

For more information contact: John Whalen, IL DCEO,, 309-663-7528
Jolene Willis, IIRA-WIU & KSU TAB,, 309-298-2835

REGISTRATION: There is no charge and lunch will be provided, but registration is required. To register, go to the workshop webpage at:

Please share this information with your colleagues, clients, listservs and anyone you think would benefit from attending this workshop.

For more information, download our flyer here: DOWNLOAD