The Pedestrians in Peoria, Mary Hosbrough and Jennifer Jacobsen-Wood, began the project two years ago in November 2019, right before the pandemic caused shutdowns across the country. Now, the duo said they have officially completed walking the city’s 1,439 streets, the last being Visco Dr in North Peoria.

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Sheila Stocks-Smith

Sheila Stocks-Smith has dedicated her entire career to working with others to impact positive social change. She has forty years of experience in nonprofit and public sector leadership and management, public policy, advocacy and politics. Through this work, Sheila has developed a broad professional and community network and a deep knowledge of organizational/institutional systems, social policy and public service. With UAct, Sheila is directing her passion and expertise toward the promotion and support of community and economic development in Springfield’s urban core.