About The Leader

Independent Voice for the Community KIRAN VELPULA

In a nation, state and city split by partisanship, I will be an independent voice for the people of Peoria, will listen to all sides of an issue and make my decisions based on what’s best for our community.

Mission & Vision

My Platform

Jobs and growth:

With healthcare being the top industry in Peoria, I am in the right position to help guide the council to create additional opportunities for good-paying jobs in health care, manufacturing, trades, and other sectors for all Peorians. These jobs could be a solution to revitalize our downtown.

Talent retention:

I have been working on a Greater Peoria Health Education Collaborative with four academic institutions in Peoria, PSD150, Illinois Central College, Bradley University, and the College of Medicine. I am committed to empowering youth in Peoria to get employment in the healthcare industry. This model may also be applied to educate youth about technology and manufacturing jobs.

Public safety:

I know from personal experience that having the best possible police and fire services saves lives and is the foundation for a strong community and thriving neighborhoods. I want to ensure they have the resources they need to excel.