Title Game: Peoria, IL vs. Vancouver, WA (Updated 3/10)

Title Game: Peoria, IL vs. Vancouver, WA (Updated 3/10)

Bonus: GovLove will interview the wizards behind the social media accounts in Peoria & Vancouver later this week.

Update: You can vote once a day. Multiple votes from the same IP address will be removed from the final vote total. 



Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Vote. You can vote once a day.
  2. Comment. A positive comment for your favorite city hall equals another vote.
  3. Tweet. Tweet your support using #ELGLCityHall for another vote for your favorite city hall.
  4. CityHallSelfie. A picture in front of your favorite city hall equals two votes.

Voting ends on Friday, March 10 at midnight EST. (ELGL members: Throughout the week, we’ll be providing exclusive analysis on Laugh, Cry, Think.)

The winner will receive the prestigious Leslie Barbara Knope trophy, a complimentary ELGL organizational membership which includes unlimited job postings for the year, and extreme bragging rights.


Photo Album

Check out a sampling of selfies from the ELGL Facebook page. Vancouver has their own impressive album of selfies. Peoria has posted numerous selfies on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Fun Fact: Golden State Warrior and Peoria native Shaun Livingston tweeted his support.


Press Clippings

Peoria Public Radio: ‘Selfie’ Takers Swarm Outside City Hall, as Competition Comes to a Close

KGW News: Mayor Leavitt campaigns for Vancouver

The Columbian: City aims for the ‘Leslie Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy’

CI Proud: Finals: Peoria City Hall faces off against Vancouver, Washington

Peoria Public Radio: Peoria Leads Opponent in ‘Best City Hall’ Finals Matchup

Post-Crescent: Little Chute falls to Vancouver in semifinals

WWCT: PEORIA’S BEAUTIFUL & HISTORIC CITY HALL IS IN THE FINALS!

Central Illinois Proud: Peoria City Hall in National Championship

NBC 25: Peoria City Hall makes final two

1470 WMBD: Peoria City Hall Finalist In Competition

Peoria Journal Star: Peoria City Hall reaches contest finals


Fun Facts: Vancouver, WA City Hall

  • The building is Gold LEED Certified – meaning it’s design is energy efficient and environmentally-conscious!
  • The two-story lobby and meeting spaces feature rotating public art exhibits each month
  • The City of Vancouver took strategic advantage of a tough real estate market and bought the new City Hall building and vacant land for $18.5 million – about half its actual value in 2010.

Fun Facts: Peoria, IL City Hall 

  • Opened in 1899
  • Cost: $271,500
  • In 1978, the 5-story building was added to the National Register of Historic Places
  • The building’s façade is red sandstone from Lake Superior
  • The center tower was saved from the previous Peoria City Hall

Media Information

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) is a big-tent organization with more than 1,900 members from across the country. ELGL is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in local government through the #13Percent initiative, embracing new technologies, and communicating in a “human voice” to attract and retain the talented professionals.

In 2016, ELGL hosted the first International City Hall Selfie Day which attracted more than 1,500 entries and highlighted the pride of local government professionals.

GovLove, an ELGL podcast production, has produced more than 100 episodes with guests ranging from Gabe Klein, author of The Start-Up City, Ocean Quigley, former Creative Director at EA in charge of SimCity, George Hawkins, DC Water CEO, Leah Treat, Portland Bureau of Transportation Director, and Pat Martel, City Manager of Daly City, CA and former ICMA President.

GovLoop has named ELGL a top government professional association and StateTech named ELGL a must-read state and local IT blog.


Word on the Street


“ELGL is among the most creative and insightful professional groups in the nation today,” says Matt Horn, City of Geneva, NY City Manager.

“ELGL is Changing the Face of Local Government,” writes John Thomson, PayIt Founder.

“ELGL is growing to be quite an influential organization among local government professionals in its relative short history.  The ELGL leadership is innovative, creative and leading edge,” says Bonnie Svrcek, City of Lynchburg, VA, City Manager.

“I continue to be encouraged and amazed at the effort ELGL and its members give to providing information and support to students and public service professionals so that they can be even more effective public servants,” remarks Bill Monahan, retired city manager.


ELGL In the News

The Oregonian: ELGL works for gender equality, collaboration in local government

Tigard Times: ELGL spreads across country

American City County Magazine: Municipal Outreach

The Cap Times: ELGL awards best municipal public service announcement

American City County Magazine: Faces of the Future

KC Biz Journal: KCMO wins national social media competition

Roanoke Times: Roanoke managers named to ‘Chris Traeger List’ for enthusiasm

The Finger Lake Times: Horn named to Top 100 list

The Journal News: Hamilton city manager makes unique top 100 list

Mac’s List: Find Your Dream Job, Ep. 010: Landing a Government Job

Launch Yourself: LY Podcast feat. Kent Wyatt from ELGL

The Plural of You: Bringing Local Government and the Public Together

Route 50:  Why Local Governments Are Taking CityHall Selfies

Kansas City Star Article: It’s #CityHallSelfie day, so you can officially have fun with that


ELGL Contacts

Kent Wyatt – kent@elgl.org

Kirsten Wyatt – kirsten@elgl.org

Ben McCready – benm@elgl.org

  • Kim Ely

    Vancouver is great!

  • Sharon Morton

    Go Couve!!

  • Alexis Crain

    Vancouver for the win

  • Zorah

    Vancouver!! Go Vancouver!!

  • Jeremy D Greene

    Out of all the cities I have lived in, Vancouver is by far my favorite. In fact when I moved away for a year, I couldn’t wait to come back and buy a house there. I am so proud to be a resident and that they made it to the top 4! Go Couve!

  • Michelle Bart

    #ELGLCityHall I Love and vote for
    #VancouverWA – @VancouverUS is a place to work, play and live! #VANWA https://t.co/XHCb0957fm

  • Michelle Bart

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    #ELGLCityHall I Love and vote for #VancouverWA – @VancouverUS is a place to work, play and live! #VANWA https://t.co/XHCb0957fm

  • Patty Green Carroll

    Love our Vancouver WA city hall! It is central to what is happening in Vancouver. It is a green building and features a huge rock fireplace. And in walking distance to everything our downtown offers.

  • Kim

    Moved to the ‘Couve 16 years ago and i never looked back!

  • Jane

    We love our beautiful Peoria City Hall! Best of luck this week to both cities! #ELGLCityHall

  • Michele Wollert

    Vancouver USA’s city hall is a beautiful, re-puposed gem in the heart of one of America’s most welcoming cities!

  • Patti Maggiora

    Vancouver’s City Hall is the best. It is surrounded by places where the community gathers: Esther Short Park, playground, historical Slocum House and Propstra Square, and our Vancouver Saturday Market!

  • Morgan

    Peoria city hall is far superior to the less architecturally safe Vancouver city hall. What if there is a tornado? There’s no safe places with all those windows. Our building is far older, with much more architectural integrity and history. There is no comparison

    • Judi

      Morgan, appreciate your concern and understand where you’re coming from, but tornadoes are not common here, *at all*. There is a comparison, however. It would be about as probable as my concern for the safety of your city hall if there was a tsunami. 🙂

    • Becca Cady

      Vancouver almost never has tornados. The last one was in 2008 and it was an EF1. They are so rare here, we don’t even have a tornado siren system.

      • kaze

        don’t forget to post a positive comment about Vancouver city hall for an added vote!

    • Jory Randall

      In the same thought, is your cityhall safe from earthquakes? Vancouver’s is built with earthquakes in mind(unlike our interstate bridge)

    • Ann Hassler

      Guess what, Morgan? Vancouver, WA. does not have need of tornado protection. We get an occasional earth tremor, but no tornado.

    • Ashley Maginnis

      This is hilarious. I grew up in Vancouver and I’ve never seen a tornado. We have had earthquakes though.

  • Michelle Bart

    #ELGLCityHall .@NWCAVE votes for #VancouverWA because our headquarters is in @VancouverUS and we love #VANWA https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d64891bcb6c1e128eb1f0ecfe41eccecbbb02d8de1d06b5f3a9d790d065d7aa7.jpg

  • Julie Ward

    So much history and beauty at Peoria City Hall. Oh if those walls could talk. Lived there 24 years and will definitely go back one day. I miss Peoria!

  • Jimmy Jones

    Peoria, by far, has the best designed City Hall. It’s full of Rich tradition and culture. The Building is over 100 years old and stands tall throughout the city. Vote Peoria!!!!

  • Jeannine

    Vancouver is a great place to live. We have the best library I have ever experienced. Wonderful weather. A beautiful and walkable downtown. I adore Esther Short Park right across from the city hall.

  • Brook Renner

    Proud of my city hall in the heart of Vancouver, WA! Beautiful building in a beautiful town!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    118 years, and going strong. Love Peoria’s city hall!

  • sarah gruber

    Go PEORIA go!!!

  • Cathryn Chudy

    I’ve lived in beautiful Vancouver for 24 years and appreciate it immensely!

  • Jimmy Ulrich

    Peoria City Hall is where it’s at! Such beautiful design that still lives up and looks beautiful standing on it’s on with severa buildings around it. Such a nice place to view and is what every city hall should be!

  • Jamie Hymas Warren

    Love our Vancouver! Our gem of a city, close to mountains and the great Pacific ocean!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    P-town is THE town!

    • Jory Randall

      You like our neighbor to the south? Vancouver cityhall has a great view of Portland’s downtown

      • cegr76

        Wrong!

  • Aaron Schaidle

    Peoria’s the best what’s upppp

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Love historic preservation- go Peoria!

  • Kellie Schaefer

    Love Peoria’s City Hall

  • Eileen Ruby Setti
  • Stephanie

    Peoria city hall is SO beautiful in the heart of downtown 🙂

  • Kristina Wagner Martin

    I love Vancouver and our city hall is amazing!

  • Marsha Rumbold Stickling

    Peoria City Hall… the courtyard is beautiful year round…especially during the holidays when the trees are lit up. So much history in Peoria!

  • Greg04

    Peoria City Hall is historic and beautiful.

  • Tammy

    Peoria City Hall is the more beautiful of the two. Sturdy and architecturally more interesting.

    • Andrea Smith

      I like COV’s City Hall more because it is modern and shows the City’s commitment to the future.

      • Chris Long

        Peoria shows it commitment to all generations.

        • Andrea Smith

          As does Vancouver, Chris. (:

    • Pam

      Tammy, you are so right, comparing architecture, Peoria wins hands down. Vancouver could win if it was challenging another modern building.

    • Chris Long

      I absolutely agree!

  • Bre Chandler

    Vancouver love ❤

  • Mike Kerschieter

    Peoria’s city hall is the heart of downtown!

  • Bridget McLeman

    Vancouver City Hall is superb – – a great centerpiece for our downtown

  • Mark Misselhorn

    John R Whalen, my wife’s great, great great Uncle was the builder of the Peoria City Hall in 1898! Go Peoria!

    • Dalethomas6@yahoo.com

      Vancouver City Hall is awesome! Come visit!

    • Pam

      It’s a stunning building and deserves to win. There’s no comparison between Historic and Modern, Peoria has this Vancouverite’s vote.

      • cegr76

        Get a rope!

        • Pam

          Really so if someone doesn’t agree with you it’s use a rope on them! Great image for Vancouver.

          • cegr76

            No. Not really. It was a joke from an old TV ad for salsa. Chillax.

          • Pam

            Cool, all in fun, NP, some people though are taking this to some serious extreme’s, LOL Have an awesome day.

      • Elsie Akerson

        Really Pam? Voting for the opposition? Maybe you are very young and new to Vancouver.

        • Pam

          Ha, ha, ha wrong on all assumptions, LOL lived in Vancouver since 1979.

          I’ve watched it go downhill since, fell in love with the quaintness now so many are suffering due to the high taxes.

          Besides, where in the rules does it say that one has to chose the one where they live?

          Aren’t we free in this Country to vote for the building we think is the most beautiful no matter where it’s located?

          If we were paired up modern to modern I may chose Vancouver but I love old architecture and Peoria win’s with that.

          • Elsie Akerson

            Yes, Pam you are right – you are welcome to vote however you wish in our free country. I hope I was not being too harsh towards you in my comment. Another point I made in another post is the fact that Vancouver’s property taxes are very reasonable compared to Portland’s. When your property values go up so do taxes so in the long run if you sell at a higher price it would be a way to get tax money spent returned to you. I too really appreciate older architecture rather than modern but feel I should support our community spirit.

        • Sheryl Long

          I didn’t vote for the local city hall either. It was all about the building for me and Peoria won hands down against mine and it wins hands down against Vancouver. This architecture just is not seen any more, and oh the stories that the halls and rooms could tell!

          • Elsie Akerson

            Sheryl, I replied to Pam the same as I will reply to you now…sorry if my comment was too harsh. I agree Peoria has a fabulous and historical building and I too love older architecture. It is a free country so you of course are entitled to vote however you wish. I just choose to vote for community pride.

          • Peter Brown

            Elsie,Im 70 years old and historical is vastly overrated.

    • Sheryl Long

      How awesome is that? Such a beauty, I am so glad that they have chosen to preserve this grand old lady!

  • Laurie Paskey

    I love our city hall!!! The spiral staircase rising up through the center is exquisite. Not to mention all the architecture to look at. And you would never think that it was over 100 years old. Go Peoria!!

  • Emily Keefner Shilevinatz

    The inside is just a beautiful as the outside! We love Peoria City Hall!

  • Carol Holford

    Love Peoria city hall… I have been there many times.. Its very awesome and full of history .. Go Peoria..

  • Clarice Kowalczyk Waitkus

    Beautiful and saves money!

  • Amy Utech

    Peoria is the best city hall hands down!!!

  • Kip Strasma

    Peoria in the FINAL!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall all the way!

  • Alex Menke

    Wonderful history!!! Looks stunning on the inside!!! Full of old history facts and photos!!! And most of all…full of pride!!!! Vote Peoria!!!!

  • Teresa Clarke McLay

    We have some Amazing Architecture in Peoria, IL with the city hall being one of many! <3

  • Tim Cundiff

    Peoria is a 4-Time All-America City! Our City Hall is second to none! If it plays in Peoria, it will play anywhere! #Peoria #GeographicCenterOfTheUniverse

  • Russell Poe

    Over one hundred years of looking awesome!! Only the best play in Peoria! Keep it up! Peoria pride!

  • Bryce Garber

    Peoria’s City Hall has ALL the character! Seasoned and going strong, just like the city itself!

  • Corey

    Love the history behind Peoria’s city hall.

  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    Went for a run at Landmark today. Should have run around our LANDMARK City Hall instead!!
    Peoria City Hall!

  • Sandi Klatt

    #playsinpeoria Love the history and the architecture of historic buildings.

  • Kelley Koeppel Lane

    Peoria has the most beautiful City Hall around!

  • Willa Lucas

    Peoria City Hall is classically beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside. From ArtsPartners: PEORIA CITY HALL
    * Peoria’s Flemish-Renaissance style City Hall was dedicated in 1899 and still retains its Victorian embellishments. The public art displayed tells the storyof Peoria’s rich history and cultures:“Henri de Tonti, Founder of Peoria, at Pimiteoui 1691-93,” an oil painting byPeoia artist Lonnie Stewart, showcases Native Americans and French settlers.“Peoria. August 29, 1831,” a mural by Frank Peyraud and Hardesty Maratta,is based on a drawing by pioneer farmer John Roberts and exhibits the earliest scene we have of American Peoria.”Love Knows No Caste,” a sculpture symbolizing racial and class equality, represents Victorian Peoria. Made of Carrara marble by sculptor Frederick“Fritz” Triebel, it was exhibited in Chicago and Peoria before finding a home in City Hall in 1976.“Peoria Muses,” a mural in City Council Chambers, was painted by traveling artist Will Peaco in 1912 and contains buildings and symbols ofturn-of-the-century Peoria. Above the mayor’s chair are the muses of good government, education and medicine.

  • Aaron E Cunningham

    Peoria City Hall ❤️

  • Run with Jess

    #TeamPeoria Love the magnificence of Peoria City Hall!

  • Angie Pokarney

    Peoria City Hall = beautiful!!!

  • davidschmitt

    Peoria City Hall…I guess it comes down a simple choice: Get busy living, or get busy dying.

  • Craig Lyons

    The Couve, America’s Vancouver!

  • Jean Ashton

    I love Peoria City Hall. It’s the best!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall, beautiful, traditional architecture!

  • Sherica Ponton

    Love our eco-friendly Vancouver City Hall

  • Peggy Carlson

    Vancouver is a wonderful city with a great city hall!

  • r “rlhjr” lhjr

    Peoria City Hall – – you don’t want to miss it!

  • Jeremy Taylor

    Peoria City Hall is rich with history and a staple in the community!

  • KilgoreDA

    Peoria City Hall is the best!

  • 11peoria11

    My vote is for Peoria City Hall…the best!

  • Tiffany Kanselaar

    Peoria city hall!!

  • Liz

    Peoria has it all and a great city hall

  • Katie Kim

    Love our city hall and all it’s beauty and all the great people that work at city hall – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b895f89e490fd42eb8652f958447f6d4a5d265a33d7c8feea0dda548b78cfa2.jpg

  • Carter Bell

    Peoria city hall is the sexiest city hall in all the world

  • Julianna Rees

    The interior of the Peoria city hall is real nice 10/10

  • Jenny Fauser

    Peoria City Hall! So pretty! Inside and out!

  • Jim Demmon

    I love working at the beautiful Vancouver City Hall.

  • Stephanie

    Historic Peoria, IL city hall for the win!

  • Ashley

    Peoria city hall is beautiful!!!

  • Elizabeth Wholihan

    Yes!! So happy Peoria pulled through to the finals. The City Hall is stunning and still going strong over a century after it was built.

  • Wendy Morrow-Ivey

    Vancouver, WA is the best!!

  • K. Wynne

    Beautiful to look at and fiscally responsible? Who could want more from a government building? Go Vancouver!

  • Desirae Jones

    Vancouver, WA, has become a great destination with a beautiful downtown revitalization! Love my hometown!

  • Julie Smith Metzger

    Love Peoria’s beautiful and historical city hall!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Got to get up in that bell tower sometime! Love Peoria City Hall!

  • Jack Burkman

    Love our new, modern and energy efficient City Hall.

  • Kriss

    Go Peoria! Love our City Hall!

  • Jory Randall

    Vancouver cityhall has a wonderful view of the Columbia River as well as a park to the North. Is seems like the perfect spot for a cityhall in the PNW.

  • Rachel VanHyfte

    Peoria has such a rich history! Just beautiful!

  • Shawnell Queirolo

    Vancouver wa by far!!!

  • Michelle Hubble

    Peoria City Hall for the win! Beautiful building

  • Cara Parks Allen

    Go Peoria!!! Love our city!!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Knope we can Peoria!

  • Chris Topher

    Peoria’s city hall is a beautiful piece of historic architecture

  • Tristann Graves

    Vancouver’s city hall is beautiful!

  • readermom

    Love the Peoria City Hall! Beautiful architecture inside and out!

  • Jeanine Wester

    Love Peoria’s city hall! Such a regal looking structure!

  • Kevin Conley

    Peoria has a beautiful city hall, and it’s especially fun in the winter when they have the skating!

  • ALP

    The facts about the Vancouver City Hall are a little dry. So here are a few more. The building is LEED certified. It’s energy efficient and an amazing space. During the excavation of the site before construction, many old pieces of pottery and glass were found. Vancouver is one of the oldest European settlements on the West Coast and you don’t have to dig far to find 19th century artifacts. Some of the more interesting pieces have been preserved in the lobby. The building was built to house the newspaper and after the paper moved out and before the city moved in, the building was used for a number of TV and movie productions. Leverage filmed there a number of times and a movie starring Brendan Frasier and Harrison Ford used the building as a primary location.

  • Lara Pedretti Staley

    Beautiful City Hall in Peoria! There’s no comparison, the older structure in Peoria is amazing in appearance and that it continues to be in use. Keep it playing in Peoria!!

  • Doug Wood

    Vancouver City Hall has location downtown, and directly across from a major city park!

  • Jennifer Fitzgerald Kikuchi

    Vancouver city hall is a beautiful gathering place! It hosts art work from children in our schools and there’s a brand new Japanese garden and fountain to commemorate our sister city relationship with Joyo! It’s a place that brings everyone together

  • Beth Schroff

    Vancouver…absolutely beautiful!

  • Joseph Lowry

    Love Vancouver’s City Hall! Great addition to downtown.

  • Jennifer Birch

    I ❤ Vancouver!

  • Linda Herron

    Beautiful Peoria City Hall for the win and Stacy Peterson for mayor in 2020!

  • Vanessa Jordan

    Vancouver all the way!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    The details of the building, particularly at the entries, are just not done anymore.
    Great historic preservation! Love the Peoria City Hall!

  • Kerri Kilby Johnson

    This competition has helped so many Peorians realize how fortunate we are to have such a unique building as our City Hall. Thank you!

  • Luana Trende Nery

    Vancouver’s City Hall represents the diversity and beauty that is a part of our city along the Columbia River.

  • Michael Holloway

    Let’s go Peoria! We can do this.

  • Sue Wingate Xóchihua

    Vancouver Washington is a great place and full of history. Part of the Lewis and Clark trail and home to Fort Vancouver.

  • Pan_Tadeusz

    Vancouver is a beautiful city, in a beautiful location with friendly and kind citizens – who love their city hall.

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  • Brian Garnant

    Peoria City Hall rocks!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    The Peoria City Hall is not only a highly functional seat of our city government, it’s a little museum, featuring Peoria’s rich history, sculpture and other art work. Gorgeous!

  • Alex Menke

    Peoria city hall!!! Amazing!!

  • Mark Misselhorn
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  • Molly Whalen Richmond

    The Pride of Peoria is our City Hall, not to mention the wonderful community it serves. Let’s bring the trophy home Peoria.

  • Brian L Lard

    Go Peoria City Hall!

  • Jane
  • Britmummy

    Peoria IL, City Hall is a beautiful building and so deserving of its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Corrie Lowry

    Vancouver City Hall is beautiful and a wonderful addition to downtown.

  • Jane

    Basement footings holding up Peoria City Hall since 1899! Vote Peoria City Hall–strength and beauty to last! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71278e2b321619df903f2ce5c59162243b05465fcb87006680fc6980f44738ef.jpg

  • Jodi Besser Tripp

    Vancouver, Wa gets my vote!

  • Susie Gorman Pierce

    A Peoria’s historic courthouse win is needed in this community right now

  • Laurie Paskey

    My husband who has no facebook or twitter account loves our city hall!

  • Bridget McLeman

    Vancouver has a landmark city hall…..

  • Greg04

    Peoria City Hall is an outstanding building.

  • Todd Borrowman

    Peoria City Hall is a classic.

  • BEV JONES

    Beautiful in Vancouver, WA! LOVE!!

  • PeoriaNative309

    Go Peoria, IL!

  • davidschmitt

    Peoria City Hall!

  • Ann Bare

    If walls could talk … The old world scent (not the least bit offensive) demands the telling of stories. Such powerful and historic players of a renowned city need to be heard. Love this building. Love this city!!

  • r “rlhjr” lhjr

    Peoria’s city hall – – – playing in Peoria since 1898!

  • Kerri Kilby Johnson

    What other city can say their beautiful, historic City Hall is watched over by a dragon named Cedric? Go Peoria!

  • kim

    Peoria City hall is a timeless beauty.

  • Cathryn Chudy

    Our City Hall is easy to access and our City Council is attentive to community concerns and needs.

  • Ewa North

    Love Vancouver!!! Such a great city

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Still in the heart of our downtown, after 118 years of change and growth. Peoria’s historic city hall is a link to our city’s past, while it looks to the future.

    • Ann Hassler

      Problem is…it’s still Illinois…still Peoria in the Midwest, far, far away from mountains and the sea.
      Being from Missouri originally, I could never return to the land-locked part of this country.

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  • Madeleine Dulemba

    Vancouver’s City Hall–beautiful, sustainable, functional, and in the heart of a great downtown!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Historic preservation at its best- a real icon in our downtown. Love the Peoria City Hall!

  • NickRuark

    Hey everyone — please respect and honor the voting process in this contest. Make your one once-a-day vote from any device and call it good, ok ? Good luck to both competitors!

  • NickRuark

    Update: You can vote once a day. Multiple votes from the same IP address will be removed from the final vote total. Thanks for respecting the voting process in this challenge and may the best City Hall win – fairly!

  • Molly Whalen Richmond

    Peoria’s support for our amazing City Hall is closing in on 10K votes. Keep them coming Peoria–VOTE!

  • Heidi Bauers

    We love Peoria’s city hall! A great landmark!

  • Kathy P

    Peoria’s City Hall is a classic all the way. Historical, beautiful in every season inside and out, elegant and charming. It can’t be beat!

  • Ann Hassler

    Vancouver, WA is the final destination of Lewis and Clark Expedition. The site of the original Hudson’s Bay Company – US Army fort still stands just up from the banks of the Columbia River. Independence Day celebrations are centered around the fort as well as “Officers’ Row” – the original homes built for US Army Officers stationed at Fort Vancouver. These buildings include the renovated Grant House. It is currently experiencing a renaissance in the downtown area by the Columbia with handcrafted bourbons and local wineries featured in new, hip bistros. There is a thriving art scene and a wide variety of activities for all age groups – and particularly seniors.

  • Jeremy Taylor

    Peoria City Hall is a staple of the community and is a prime example of the city’s rich history!!

  • Terri Weeks Stevens

    Peoria City Hall is a beautiful place. Go Peoria!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall is a beautiful traditional building rich in history.

  • Nolan herman

    Peoria is where it’s at! Our city hall is 118 years old! We deserve the victory!

  • Erynn

    The Civic Center at Peoria City Hall are beautiful together. One compliments the other, but such different architectural styles.

  • Polly Stainback

    Such beautiful artwork adores Peoria City Hall! Its historic beauty lives!

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  • AJ Chambers

    Peoria, great city with a great city hall.

  • Mike Kretzschmar

    Go Vancouver city hall. The anchor of our nationally recognized Esther Short Park!

  • Jim Demmon

    Vancouver City Hall is awesome!

  • Ricky Hawkins

    Peoria’s historic city hall is worthy of a trophy bearing Leslie Knope’s name! Go Peoria!

  • Jenny Matarelli Shimon

    You can’t beat the rich history of our city hall. Go Peoria!

  • Brandon Wiegand

    Love to Peoria City Hall from Denver!!

  • Deanna Dawn Smith Fagin

    I was born and reared in Peoria. I haven’t livd there in years, but it will always be my hometown… 🙂

  • Shelan McClung Stritzke

    I love Vancouver’s City Hall. It’s beautiful and the roof top courtyard is so fun; not to mention that it overlooks Esther Short Park.

  • Katie Kim

    I can not wait to get my picture taken with the city hall tomorrow and STACY’s new friend!!

  • Kristi Bowlin Hoyle

    Peoria City Hall is a beauty!

  • Real Neil

    Go Vancouver!

  • NickRuark

    Hey everyone – You can vote once a day per device. Multiple votes from the same IP address will be removed from the final vote total. Thanks for respecting the voting process in this challenge and may the best City Hall win – fair and square!

  • Stephanie Kelch

    My great great grandfather did work in the Peoria City Hall!

  • Jean Ashton

    Peoria City Hall rocks! Literally, it’s made of rock!!

  • Tammy

    Peoria is unique, awesome and a down right beautiful building!

  • Jeremy Taylor

    Peoria City Hall your the win!!! Seriously, such a beautiful city and very deserving of this recognition!

  • Brad

    Peoria City Hall is beautiful with the sandstone rock

  • Nancy Bragg

    Peoria City Hall has history behind it.

  • Laurie Paskey

    Peoria City Hall is the best! So glad I came back after 30 years!

  • Nick Riordan

    Peoria’s in it to win!!

  • Jane

    Love our beautiful Peoria City Hall! Party like it’s 1899!

  • Melissa

    Peoria City Hall is just beautiful!

  • Alex Menke

    Favorite thing about peoria’s city hall is the friendly staff working inside!!! But also the gorg stairs.

  • NickRuark

    Hello everyone – Remember, you can vote once a day per device. Multiple votes from the same IP address will be removed from the final vote total. Thanks for respecting the voting process in this challenge and may the best City Hall win – fair and square!

  • Patti Maggiora

    Vancouver’s city hall in the center of town where lots of people gather regularly.

  • Shelan McClung Stritzke

    Vancouver’s City Hall is only a few minutes walk from the mighty Columbia River – awesome location!

  • Jean Ashton

    Happy Casimir Pulaski Day! Yep, we celebrate that in Illinois. And, Peoria has the best City Hall. So, there!

  • variationonathemepark

    Peoria City Hall is celebrating Casimir Pulaski Day! And we’ve got a song for that too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzeW5KoPUI

  • marcdark

    Peoria’s City Hall, a World Class Building for a World Class City!

  • Kip Strasma

    Lived here for 25+ years and love it!

  • Kathy P

    Go Peoria!

  • Jack Burkman

    While our city hall is new, it overlooks the oldest community park in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Kerri Kilby Johnson

    Peoria’s City Hall is just one great example of the community’s commitment to historic preservation and revitalization.

  • Cathryn Chudy

    Vancouver rocks!✌️??

  • Mike Anderson

    Vancouver has a beautiful city hall next to a wonderful park

  • batchannel

    Across from the beautiful and historic Esther Short park, the Vancouver City Hall is in an inviting and approachable building convenient for all.

  • Michelle Sutton

    Peoria’s historic City Hall is beautiful and charming–a true gem!

  • Laura Ellsworth

    Leslie Knope loves the Vancouver, WA City Hall!

  • Craig Lyons

    Weekly free summer concerts in the park in front of Vancouver City Hall add to the small town charm of a growing city.

  • davidschmitt

    Peoria City Hall

  • Traci Meyer-Jones

    Vancouver is a wonderful town, and our City Hall is beautiful and welcoming to all!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Love Peoria and our City Hall!

  • Tina L Chapman-Lawson

    I have been in Vancouver for over 50 yrs….love my town

  • Michele Thompson

    Love Vancouver City Hall!

  • Beth Harrington

    The people who work in our beautiful Vancouver WA city hall are the best,most notably our City Manager Eric Holmes!

  • Bridget McLeman

    Vancouver’s City Hall is the best – stunning design

  • Paula McGivern Person
  • Laura Pascoe

    Vancouver is a great riverside city to live in! Love our buildings.

  • Bo

    P-E-O R-I-A
    P-E-O-R-I-A
    PEORIA
    PEORIA – RAH, RA, RAH

  • kim

    My friend’s great, great uncle, John R Whalen, was the builder of the Peoria City Hall in 1898! It’s a treasure.

  • Madeline Wolf

    Do we get extra points for going for a run on our lunch break? We appreciate the opportunity to work in the beautiful Peoria City Hall!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc26469e690adf0103f1423c4dced0e23d4114eada58cca428828bd8a6af1e37.jpg

  • Desirae Jones

    Vancouver, WA, is a beautiful city!

  • Bonni Patterson Whalen

    The Peoria City Hall is not only a beautiful and historic building, it is located next to the Peoria Civic Center and in the footprint of two awesome towers in the heart of downtown. The setting is spectacular and the gorgeous red stone building ads so much interest to our beautiful town!

  • Bryan Tippy

    Peoria all day! Let’s see: historic architecture OR a shiny box? I’ll go with rich architecture over a rich facade anytime!

  • Heather Butler Skogen

    We love VANWA!

  • JMW
  • JMW

    The Peoria City Hall, with the Civic Center Arena, top, Convention Center, top right, and the Civic Center Theater lower right, all connected by glass enclosed walkways. On Circle Terrace, between City Hall and the Theater is “Sonar Tide”, designed by architect Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) who is considered a “father of minimalism”. Sonar Tide was commissioned in 1983 and is 51 feet, 9 in long, 26 ft high, 4 ft wide and weighs 14 tons. (photo via Google Maps)
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  • Liz

    GO PEORIA

  • Sharon Morton

    Go Vancouver!!

  • Run with Jess

    GO Peoria!

  • Barb Swolley Masonholder

    Love the history around the Peoria, IL city hall. Go Peoria!!

  • Mike Kretzschmar

    Vancouver Rocks!

  • Willa Lucas

    Beautiful inside and out, that’s Peoria’s City Hall!

  • Tara Williams

    Peoria City hall is so rich with History. The architecture is both stunning and a wonder to look at. The interior is equally impressive.

  • Cliff LaPointe

    Vancouver City Hall is modern, beautiful and sits across from one of the oldest public parks in the NW, Esther Short Park. And in the not too distant future will be an easy walk from a billion dollar multi use development on the shores of the amazing Columbia River.

  • Jim Demmon

    Go Vancouver City Hall!

  • dougleunig

    Peoria ALL THE WAY!!!

  • Marty Coleman

    Peoria rocks!

  • Richard Hill

    Peoria’s City Hall is a beautiful old building representing the best of our past!

  • Amanda Akers

    Love our City of Vancouver City Hall!

  • Corrie Lowry

    Go Vancouver!

  • Sarah Kennison

    Our Vancouver City Hall is modern, but fits into our NW landscape and downtown perfectly!

  • Tiffany Kanselaar

    Peoria city hall!

  • Tracy Speck Korger

    Go Peoria!

  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    It’s a stormy night in Peoria but our City Hall stands strong!!

  • Daniyah Siddiqui

    Peoria,iL

  • Kylee Marsh

    Vancouver’s City Hall is so beautiful during the Holidays!

  • Pamela Little Johnson

    Peoria’s City Hall is unique and historical. its stately, elegant frame is surrounded by the contemporary architecture of the Peoria Civic Center, perfectly contrasting old and new(ish).

  • kim

    Peoria’s city hall is the most beautiful building in downtown Peoria.

  • Erynn

    I wish our voting paging also included interior pictures of our beautiful Peoria City Hall. I guess you’ll just have to trust us!
    #VotePeoria

  • Marlene Ammar

    I am from Pekin, Il but have relocated to Vancouver, WA as it happens. The sister (who lives in Peoria) told me about the contest. When she told me about the contest I could not even recall “noticing” the City Hall here. My other sister took me and my husband on a tour of that gorgeous City Hall in Peoria a couple of years back. Wow. There is no contest. Peoria City Hall has it hands down.

  • Katie Kim

    Now I lay me down to sleep I vote the city hall beauty to keep

  • Julianna Rees

    The memes are good in Peoria so

  • Dave Stritzke

    Vancouver USA!

  • Real Neil

    Vancouver city hall Rocks!

  • Erik Morton

    Go Vancouver!!!!

  • cegr76

    I love Vancouver.

  • BEV JONES

    Vancouver, WA-all the way!! Often confused with the other beautiful Vancouver (BC!!)

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall is beautiful, unique, and full of history!

  • William E. Kusnerik

    Peoria all the way! The other one is just another modern glass building.

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Decorative archways ✅ beautiful detailing ✅ cornerstone ✅iconic bell tower ✅
    ❤️ Peoria City Hall! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f5f94296a72e72c78332c685667e1846a87e5d6aea11b03ce25fd83c9ae8856.jpg

  • Alex Menke

    Spent yesterday in city hall for work! It always takes my breath away

  • Jane
  • Laurie Paskey

    Peoria City Hall has the most interesting design by far!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Peoria City Hall- What’s not to love about preserving our city’s rich history, supporting sustainable design practices and having such awesome civic pride. Go Peoria!

  • Louise Anderson

    A beautiful building that fits right in with our downtown Vancouver vibe.

  • Scot
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  • Jim Demmon

    I love working in the beautiful Vancouver City Hall.

  • Jack Burkman

    Vancouver’s city hall is beautiful in appearance and in functionality. It even has geothermal supplemental heat helping keep energy costs low.

  • Kip Strasma

    Peoria has always been very kind to our family–great place to live! WIN PEORIA!

  • Dalethomas6@yahoo.com

    Vancouver City Hall is Awesome!

  • Carol Holford

    Go Peoria, Go… This city has class..

  • Molly

    Peoria City Hall….the Midwest’s hidden gem. Goooooooooooo Peoria!

  • Madeleine Dulemba

    Even the people at Vancouver’s City Hall who take your money for parking tickets are polite and good-looking!

  • Michele Thompson

    Go Vancouver!!!

  • Sharon Morton

    Vancouver!!!

  • Guy

    Vancouver City Hall is a really nice building inside and out. The staff there is a great bunch of people! GO VANCOUVER!

  • NickRuark
  • Mike

    Vancouver City Hall is an absolutely beautiful building as well as an inviting place to go. The lobby boast an expansive feel with high ceilings yet an intimate feel as you sit by the fireplace. The upper floors have stunning views of downtown Vancouver, the Columbia River waterfront and our neighbor to the south (Portland Oregon).

  • Jim Demmon

    Vancouver City Hall is in the center of our vibrant downtown.

  • Carol

    Peoria’s City Hall is beautiful and Peoria Rocks!

  • Laura Ellsworth

    Vancouver City Hall is wonderful!

  • Matthew Bray

    Vancouver City Hall is not only a beautifully crafted, high-quality building, but also great place-maker in Downtown Vancouver.

  • Kerri Kilby Johnson

    So proud to be a Peorian, and proud of our City Hall!

  • KevinAndLaurel Finck

    Vancouver City Hall is gorgeous! You can’t beat the Pacific Northwest.

  • Keith Skille

    Vancouver’s City Hall fronts onto Esther Short Park – Vancouver’s summer time living room. The building was designed by the Portland, Oregon firm of GBD Architects.

  • Greg04

    Great, historic City Hall.

  • Richard Hill

    We love the look of Peoria’s City Hall!

  • Molly Whalen Richmond

    Peoria’s City Hall is as legendary as the saying–“Will it play in Peoria.” Our City Hall certainly does.

  • Craig Lyons

    The Couve! City Hall overlooking the mighty Columbia River!

  • Cathryn Chudy

    Vancouver’s City Hall graces the heart of our downtown ❤️

  • Mark Misselhorn

    If Peoria City Hall gets NBA star Shaun Livingston’s vote, then I guess it gets mine, too! Peoria rocks!

  • Truly Parsons

    Vancouver City Hall is very majestic…it’s a sight to behold. Vancouver stole my heart…we’ve lived here and loved it for almost a decade now…it’s a beautiful big little city.

  • Jonathan Smith

    Peoria Peoria Peoria!

  • Kaci Osborne

    I’m so lucky to be able to look out my office window at our gorgeous city hall five days a week!

  • Scot

    OK,
    So it’s not a selfie, nor is it a picture of Peoria City Hall, but it is right across the street. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23a1f9e704ae3e0ba8e13591d8843dbb1c4c874a4397d283bfe5d69bd03ac1bf.jpg

  • Elsie Akerson

    Vancouver City Hall might be a new building, but Vancouver is a wonderful and historical city on the Columbia River and where Lewis & Clark camped in 1805.

  • Corrie Lowry

    Love Vancouver’s beautiful City Hall!!

  • Andrea Smith

    The City of Vancouver is a beautiful, safe city and fosters a great community throughout Clark County. I can’t imagine a better City Hall than Vancouver’s… We make Leslie Knope proud!

  • Cami Kellerstrass

    Peoria’s City Hall and Peoria have great history!!!

  • Marty Coleman

    Peoria,love our city hall

  • Bonni Patterson Whalen

    Voted again for Peoria’s City Hall!!!!

  • Jeremy Taylor

    P-town all the way!!!!!! Beautiful City Hall with lots of history!

  • Jilayne Jordan

    Vancouver’s city hall features rotating artwork by local artists in its lobby and meeting rooms!

  • Esther Schrader

    Vancouver City Hall is gorgeous! The architect designed it for the local newspaper, which was not able to keep it. Their loss was the city’s gain, and Vancouver purchased the building for a song! It deserves to win this competition.

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Knope, we can. Peoria City Hall for the coveted Leslie Knope Trophy! Let’s get this! Go Peoria!

  • Erik Morton

    Let’s take it Vancouver!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Peoria City Hall is a lil’ gem! ❤️ our city. Go Peoria!

  • Karen Wheeler

    Vancouver is an awesome place to live, well represented by its beautiful City Hall across from iconic Esther Short Park. Go Vancouver!

  • Keith Koplan

    Vancouver’s city hall, is not only beautiful, it is functional, welcoming and very importantly, economical for the community it serves.

  • Jane

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d2adf6c5ac148557104e007277f3f44cda84f3109732c4580bc75acf530dd61.jpg Blue skies, Illinois State High School Basketball, and a beautiful Peoria City Hall! Vote Peoria!

  • Jenny Fauser
  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    Love my City Hall!!

    #VotePeoria!!

  • Vancouver Rocks!

    While Vancouver City Hall is a modern building, it is surrounded by many historical sites. Vancouver City Hall is across the street from Esther Short Park (est. in 1853) which is Washington’s oldest public park and one of the oldest public parks in the West. It’s also near Pearson Airfield which is the oldest continuously operating airfield in the Pacific NW and one of the two oldest in the U.S.

  • Arlene

    Beautiful architecture!

  • Shelan McClung Stritzke

    Vancouver’s City Hall is situated right in the heart of downtown Vancouver; it looks out over our beautiful Esther Short Park and our fabulous farmers’ market!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Stroll by and admire the beautiful architecture of Peoria City Hall on your way to the Peoria Civic Center to enjoy a little March Madness. Go Peoria!

  • Kristi Bowlin Hoyle

    Peoria’s city hall is spectacular!!

  • r “rlhjr” lhjr

    Peoria’s city hall constructed of gorgeous Lake Superior red sandstone – – you can’t miss it right in the center of downtown since the 1800s!

  • Peorian

    Peoria FTW! 🙂

  • Jean Ashton

    Peoria’s City Hall is beautiful inside and out!

  • Annette Barritt

    “Extraordinary Measures”, a 2010 film starring Harrison Ford, shot scenes in the Vancouver City Hall Building.

  • Jeannine

    Vancouver supports artists ! ♥

  • Laura Scavone

    Vancouver – all day every day. I love my city!

  • Terry Threw Meismer

    The interior of our Peoria City Hall is beautiful, also. We love our city hall. Peoria has so much to offer. We are a great city to live in.

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall is a beautiful building in our awesome river city.

  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    Peoria City Hall is 118 years beautiful.

    We had terrible storms last night and like always, it stands proud ready to serve our community.

  • Patti Maggiora

    Vancouver’s the best! It’s Leed Gold, energy efficient and beautiful place to gather.

  • Patty Green Carroll

    I am the third generation that has lived here in Vancouver WA. Our city hall is a wonderful place to learn about what is happening in our community.

  • Rosie Sharrard

    Vancouver has a fantastic city hall. It is an honor to have made it so far.

  • Angela Durbin

    Vancouver has a beautiful city hall! I hope they win 🙂

  • A local Vancouverian

    Go Vancouver! a little city with a big heart!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Character and charm. That’s Peoria City Hall!

  • Laurie Paskey

    Come on – Peoria City Hall is the best by far!

  • Molly Whalen Richmond

    Looks like Leslie Knope is looking for a new home and what better place than Peoria, IL. Let’s make room for her trophy and showcase it at our beautiful City Hall.

  • Cathryn Chudy

    Vancouver all the way!?✌️???

  • Alex Menke

    Walking into Peoria city hall is like meeting all those who’ve put their heart and soul into the town. You find ppl who are just as passionate to make the city the perfect place. Goooo PEORIA!!!!!!! I’m proud to be a resident.

  • Madeleine Dulemba

    Beautiful building across the street from the Northwest’s oldest public park and its finest farmers’ market.

  • Mike Kretzschmar

    Visit Vancouver Cutt Hall and check out the Farmers market in the park across the street.

  • Susan Tuttle

    Peoria City Hall is an artistic phenomenon in our beautiful river city.

  • Corrie Lowry

    Love the beautiful architecture of the Vancouver City Hall!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    World’s Most Beautiful Drive, awesome medical community, Riverfront Museum, Chiefs Baseball, Rivermen Hockey, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria Ballet, talented community theater, Spirit of Peoria Riverboat, great restaurants, and the list goes on….and beautiful Peoria City Hall!

  • Jane

    We love our beautiful City Hall! Vote Peoria!

  • Jimmy Ulrich

    I love seeing all the love for Peoria! Very well deserved!

  • Shelan McClung Stritzke

    Vancouver’s City Hall is modern and makes great use of natural light.

  • Dave Stritzke

    Vancouver is a city that lives like a town. We have the best of both worlds.

  • Judi Bailey

    Vancouvers City Hall is beautiful!

  • Kip Strasma

    Another beautiful, sunny day in Peoria, Illinois!

  • Kip Strasma
  • Birdie Parr

    PEORIA IS MY HQ #myheadquarters
    Go Peoria!

  • Sharon Morton

    We can do this Vancouver!!

  • Sally Davis Fulham

    I love going to work everyday in my City Hall located in beautiful downtown #VanWa!!!

  • Brenda Hawkins

    Vancouver City Hall Rocks!

  • deadaphids

    This is a way, way positive comment about Vancouver. More votes!

  • Jack Burkman

    Vancouver’s City Hall is filled with natural light, thanks to being built to Gold LEED standards.

  • Ben

    “Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.”
    Henry Longfellow, likely talking about the beauty of Peoria City Hall.

  • Karen Dvorsky

    Peoria city hall is a beautiful building!

  • Cara Parks Allen
  • Connie Duffy

    Peoria City Hall is great! Such an honor, daily, to work in such a beautiful, historic building!

  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    It’s a beautiful day in Central Illinois and our beautiful City Hall shines bright!!

  • laurel

    We love to take our lunch and go eat down by Peoria City Hall and the Courthouse – it’s such a great part of Peoria!!

  • Molly

    Peoria City Hall is the most beautiful city hall. Ever.

  • Ed Olehy Jr.

    Peoria City Hall has the history and deserves the W!!

  • Jim Demmon

    Vancouver City Hall is so environmentally friendly. Great planning for the future.

  • Bryan Tippy

    P.E.O.! R.I.A.! Rich history and amazing classic architecture.

  • Alexander

    Peoria City Hall is more beautiful and historical. No competition.

  • Jim Demmon

    I love working at Vancouver City Hall. We are across the street from beautiful Esther Short Park, the oldest park in Washington State.

  • Run with Jess

    Peoria City Hall is the key place!

  • Greg04

    Great old building.

  • Bo

    What a history. The city and the City Hall.

  • Steven Haygood

    The Vancouver City Hall consolidated multiple departments and City offices into a central location and facilitated over a Million dollars a year ongoing operating cost reduction from the previous facilities, energy efficiency and tenant rent. Already a win for tax payers!

  • Ashley Maginnis

    What I love about Vancouver’s City Hall is that it has views of the Columbia River and has a rooftop garden/picnic area. It may not be an older stately building but it’s directly across the street from the Historic Slocum House, which was built in 1867 and on the National Register of Historic Places. Vancouver City Hall is also only a mile away from Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, our local National Park! City Hall might not be historic but it’s surrounded by beautiful, historical places and has a modern beauty itself.

  • Laurie Paskey

    Peoria City Hall Rocks!!! I love that its made out of stone!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Go Peoria! Great city and beautiful city hall!

  • Mollee Attwood

    Peoria City Hall is gorgeous! And, I just happen to work there 🙂

  • Bridget McLeman

    Vancouver was almost part of Canada ….. way back when…… and people still get it confused with Vancouver British Columbia. We’re unique. We’re different ….. and we have a wonderful city hall!

  • Craig Lyons

    The Couve!

  • Paula McGivern Person

    We love our City of Vancouver and have a beautiful City Hall!

  • Paula McGivern Person
  • Amanda Delapena

    Vancouver’s City Hall – a beautiful place for a beautiful city in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • Zorah

    Go Vancouver!!!!

  • Mhairi Doty

    Go Peoria City Hall!

  • Laurie Paskey

    What a rock Peoria City Hall is – especially when you consider it comes from one of the great lakes!!!

  • Teresa Brum

    Vancouver’s City Hall is located on beautiful Esther Short Park!

  • Mike Kretzschmar

    Vancouver City Hall is LEED certified!

  • Brad

    Peoria City hall is one of the most beautiful city halls that I have seen.

  • Karen Wheeler

    Vancouver’s City Hall is nestled between Esther Short Park and the Columbia River. Not only is it a great building, but also it has fabulous views. Go Vancouver!

  • Brian Garnant

    No one does March Madness like the city of Peoria!

  • Jane

    Positively love our Peoria City Hall!

  • Melissa

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03b475e7a454365d711d33a87727e0eaeb6e496356beb540fa82e7662d4e24d4.jpg

    Peoria City Hall turns into a winter wonderland around Christmas. It’s so pretty!

  • Greg04

    Heart of downtown peoria

  • Katie Goldsmith

    Peoria’s City Hall is beautiful and is complemented by a very rich history!

  • Nancy Zobel Koch

    Peoria City Hall is architecturally beautiful and has been well-maintained over the years. It is a stunning site in downtown Peoria along with the courtyard to it’s North.

  • Cathryn Chudy

    Loving Vancouver City Hall and Council!

  • Stephanie

    Go Peoria!!!

  • Thomas Miller

    Vancouver Rocks!

  • Jay Jensen

    Vancouver City Hall ftw

  • Laura Leasure

    Legend has it one of the designers of the stunning Peoria City Hall very much enjoyed frosty beverages, particularly Schlitz Beer. It’s been said the globes above the entrances to City Hall came to him in a dream. Perhaps a dream about beer? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c085ac88d51ef3e81f6cf38abf28eaefeeb17ecd6bc0d940c8bfb9aede10122.jpg Though Peoria Brewing Company is starting to put us on the beer map, Peoria was once the Whiskey Capital!

  • Amy Lambert

    Peoria City Hall is beautiful on the INSIDE TOO!

  • Christine Blumish Kuzar

    Yay VanWa!

  • Jilayne Jordan

    Vancouver’s city hall has a cool display in the floor of some of the archaeological finds that were unearthed during construction. Dig it? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b13d43637c5a6f2233f79bf1617b9e39ea4da0a0e8b7e9b4eea4131b6c4cc807.jpg

  • Tina

    The form and structure of Peoria City Hall is spectacular!

  • Alisa Powell Tetreault

    I adore Vancouver WA USA! Love this city and all that it has to offer!!!

  • Alex Menke

    Peoria has 18 inch thick walls…that’s neat!!!

  • Erik Morton

    Let’s get this done Vancouver!

  • Jenny Fauser

    Peoria City Hall! Sooo pretty!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall rocks!

  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    Love that so many families from around the state see our beautiful Peoria City Hall when they’re in town for the State High School Basketball tournament.

  • Bonni Patterson Whalen

    Another vote for our great #PeoriaCityHall!

  • Pan_Tadeusz

    Being Gold LEED certified shows how Vancouver loves the environment. It’s not easy to do, but Vancouver cares!

  • Jeanne Chelgren Setterlund

    City Hall in Peoria has such character. It is beautiful … rich in heritage. Go Peoria!

  • Real Neil

    Vancouver city hall Rocks!

  • Katie Kim
  • Becky Durham Ulrich

    Peoria City Hall is beautiful especially at the holidays!

  • BEV JONES

    Here is to VANCOUVER!!! All the way!!

  • Dalethomas6@yahoo.com

    Vancouver Rocks!

  • Sunnydaze

    Peoria’s City Hall is simply stunning.

  • Mark Misselhorn

    The Peoria City Hall even looks great @ night! What a gem in our downtown!

  • Jane

    Real March Madness happening the next two weeks right next door to our beautiful Peoria City Hall! Illinois State High School Basketball Tournaments! Vote for Peoria City Hall!

  • Alex Menke

    PEORIA PRIDE!!!!!! Building as strong as the towns heart

  • Erynn

    Peoria City Hall is beautiful inside and out!

  • Hope Catcott Glasgow

    In winter, skating outside city hall must be a wonderful backdrop to skate to.

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall…beautiful architecture and rich in history.

  • Shelan McClung Stritzke

    Vancouver’s City Hall offers a great meeting place for community events, it’s eye catching, and just plain cool!

  • Molly Whalen Richmond

    In 1898, Peoria’s City Hall was considered the “Crown Jewel” among the municipal buildings and was designed and built only by Peorians and with, whenever possible, furnishings made in Peoria. So we truly are a family community.

  • Steven Haygood

    One more vote for Vancouver! I wish we had Radio and TV coverage to get the word out… Great small City.

  • Josh Weingart

    Peoria City Hall Is amazing! So much history and beauty!

  • Adoryble

    Peoria town hall is prettier! Just sayin’.

  • Sephine Pappas

    Love Peoria City Hall!

  • Jim Demmon

    Vancouver City Hall has everything a bike commuter needs, an indoor bike storage room, showers and close proximity to bus lines.

  • Patti Maggiora

    Vancouver is best!

  • Judi Bailey

    Vancouvers City Hall is at the gateway to a fabulous redevelopment of the Columbia River waterfront!

  • Karen Dvorsky

    Peoria City Hall is a great example of beauty and function. Vote Peoria City Hall!

  • Jim Demmon

    Vancouver City Hall is an awesome place to work.

  • Molly

    Peoria City Hall…the epitome of EXCELLENCE. A prime example of living history for all to enjoy!

  • Michelle Miller

    Just visited Peoria’s City Hall for the first time a few weeks ago. What a beautiful building!

  • Birdie Parr

    Peoria City Hall!! #nobrainer

    Picture on top depicts Peoria City Hall Council Chambers in 1900 and in 2017. Picture on the bottom is a closeup of part of the mural in the City Hall Council Chambers.
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  • Asherah Sarasvati Athena Siri

    Bring on the waffles and friends! We love Vancouver!

  • Steven Haygood

    Go Vancouver North America’s first Vancouver! 29 years before Vancouver BC!

  • Cathryn Chudy

    Vancouver matters!

  • Kip Strasma

    I’ve always loved the contrast in architectural styles between City Hall and the Peoria Civic Center.

  • Jack Burkman

    Although our city hall is new and beautiful, it sits on a site where our indigenous people’s have lived for 10,000 years and near Fort Vancouver – the largest non-indigenous settlement in the Pacific Northwest. We have a rich blend of history and new. #VanWa

  • Tiffani Young

    Love the City Hall in Vancouver Washington!

  • Morgan

    Come on Peoria!! We are so close to winning this! Our city hall is so historic and beautiful. This building has been admired my generations during its 100 year life

  • Michelle Cary

    GO VANCOUVER!

  • kaze

    Vancouver city hall is a beautiful building full of fantastic people! Plus it’s LEED Gold!! I love this city!

  • Cat Kouns Born

    Peoria is awesome! This “smackdown” is a great idea and a lot of fun!

  • davidschmitt

    Peoria City Hall!

  • Kent Watkins

    Peoria all the way – beautiful outside and even better inside. A work of art to treasure.

  • Jane

    Peoria City Hall: a beautiful treasure!

  • Paula McGivern Person

    The citizens of Vancouver are fortunate to have a beautiful, comfortable downtown building for City Hall!

  • Michelle Sutton

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    Big brother & little sister ice skating with Peoria’s beautiful City Hall in the background.

  • Teresa Brum

    Vancouver’s City Hall is located adjacent to the beautiful Esther Short Park, in an area which the national American Planning Association named one of the “Great Public Spaces in America.”

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria has many historical buildings with beautiful architecture, and Peoria City Hall is one of those treasures!

  • ZP Ripp

    Vancouver, Washington’s City Hall is progressive, energy efficient, and great looking, just like the Pacific Northwest! An easy win! GO VANCOUVER!

  • Connie

    Peoria City Hall is beautiful!

  • Nate

    Captain Gray was a merchant ship captain born in Rhode Island, who circumnavigated the globe between 1787 and 1790 on the Columbia Rediviva, a trading voyage out of Boston, Massachusetts. He traveled first to the north Pacific coast of North America, to trade for furs, and then to China, to trade the pelts for tea and other Chinese goods.[1] After his return from that expedition, Gray set sail for the northwest coast again on September 28, 1790, reaching his destination in 1792.[2]

    During his first voyage to the northwest coast, Gray was second-in-command of the Columbia Rediviva under Captain John Kendrick, who remained in the Pacific, in command of the Lady Washington. On the journey north along the coast to Nootka Sound, Gray encountered a strong outflow near 46’16”. He spent nine days trying to enter the river without success before abandoning the effort and sailing north for Nootka.[3] Gray rejoined Kendrick for a time after Gray’s return to the region.[2] In October the Columbia and crew began building Fort Defiance and a small craft called the Adventure as they prepared to ride out the winter in harbor.[4] After wintering on Vancouver Island, Gray set sail again on April 2, 1792 when he left the American trading post of Clayoquot on Vancouver Island.[2] On this journey aboard the Columbia Rediviva Gray noticed muddy waters flowing from shore and decided to investigate his belief that it might be the “Great River of the West”.[1] While waiting for favorable weather, Gray spotted a ship and exchanged greetings with her on April 29. This ship was the HMS Discovery commanded by British naval captain George Vancouver, who doubted that Gray had found a navigable river-mouth.[2]“The several large rivers and capacious inlets that have been described as discharging their contents into the Pacific between the 40th and 48th degree north latitude, were reduced to brooks insufficient for our vessels to navigate, or to bays inapplicable for refitting.

    —Vancouver’s log, April 28, 1792.[5]”

    Gray informed Vancouver at this chance meeting that he had located a large river at the latitude of 46’10” but had been unable to enter it due to the outflow.[6] However, Vancouver still doubted any river existed there:“this was probably the opening found by me on the forenoon of the 27th, and was inaccessible, not from the current, but from the breakers which extend across it.[6][7]”

    So Gray informed Vancouver that he would further investigate that area, and then sailed south after several more days near the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

    • Nate

      The treacherous and shifting sand bar at the mouth of the Columbia River estuary presented a challenge to any ship that attempted to enter the river. In April, Gray attempted to enter the mouth of the river, but bad weather forced him to give up.[9] After sailing north, meeting Vancouver, and spending a time in Grays Harbor, as it was later named, Gray returned to the river. This time he ordered a small sailboat launched to attempt to find a safe passage across the sand bars in the process known as sounding.[2] Finally in the evening of May 11, 1792, Gray’s men found a safe channel, and so ship and crew sailed into the estuary of the Columbia River.[10] Once there they sailed upriver and Gray named this large river Columbia after his ship.[2] The natives called the river Wimahl which translated to Big River.[9] In addition to naming the river, Gray also named other landmarks such as Adams Point and Cape Hancock.[11] However, many of these places have since been renamed. The farthest point Gray explored upriver is now known as Grays Bay, and the river that flows into it Grays River. These names were not given by Gray, but by William Broughton, George Vancouver’s lieutenant, who explored the Columbia in October 1792. Robert Gray had made a chart of the bay and the mouth of the river, a copy of which was acquired by Vancouver.[12]

      Once entering the Columbia’s estuary, according to the ship’s log, they were met by many natives in their canoes, while the crew prepared to take on fresh water.[11]“When we were over the bar we found this to be a large river of fresh water up which we steered. Many canoes came alongside. At 1:00 P.M. came to with the small bower, in ten fathoms, black and white sand. …people employed in pumping the salt water out of our water-caskets in order to fill with fresh, while the ship floated in. So ends.

      —Gray’s log[13]”

      Trading with the locals consisted mainly of exchanging nails and other small iron products for pelts, salmon, and animal meat such as deer and moose.[11] During the nine-day trip on the river, the ship continued to trade amongst the natives on an almost daily basis while performing various repairs and maintenance on the ship.[14] Trading with these natives led to a collection of over 450 animal pelts to be traded in China.[9]

      On May 14, the ship reached its furthest point inland, approximately 12–15 miles (19–24 km) upriver.[14] At this point the vessel ran aground briefly and the crew realized they had taken the wrong channel when sounding demonstrated the channel they were in had ended.[14] The Columbia then started slowly to return downriver towards the mouth.[14] Then the next day Captain Gray went ashore with his first mate Mr. Hoskins aboard a jolly-boat to view the country.[14] Gray “landed on the north riverbank, raised the American flag, planted some coins under a large pine tree, and claimed possession for the United States.”[15] By May 18, the ship was about six or seven miles (9–11 km) from the bar.[14] On May 19 the ship was anchored off the native village Chinoak, led by the chief Polack.[16] On this day is when Gray officially named the river Columbia and bestowed other landmarks with names:“Capt. Grays named this river Columbia’s, and the North entrance Cape Hancock, and the South Point Adams.[17]”

      Then on May 20, Gray and crew took up anchor around 1 pm to sail for the ocean.[14] Around 2 pm they had sailed over the bar, and by 5 pm the Columbia had left the river and reached the open sea sailing north along the coast.[14] The next day they passed by Grays Harbor[14] on their journey north to rendezvous with their sloop Adventure before setting sail for China.[18] However, before Gray and his crew sailed for China, they returned to Nootka Sound where he passed along news of his discovery to the Spanish commandant there, Quadra.[19] Gray left with Quadra a chart and description of the river’s mouth that Captain Vancouver obtained a copy of in September.[19] Upon leaving Nootka, the ship sailed for the China market

  • Tiffany Kanselaar

    Peoria city hall!

  • Zorah

    Vote for Vancouver!!!

  • Greg Dresher

    Moving to Vancouver, WA has been the best thing for my family. Go Vancouver!

  • Heather Butler Skogen

    Go Vancouver!

  • Marcus Giles

    Vancouver wa the best city ever we love hiding our @VancouverRockBuddies around town hall and our near by park

  • Bryan Tippy

    Peoria is a gorgeous city hall. Should definitely be the best place for the prestigious LBK trophy to stay safe and revered, as appropo.

  • Jill Johannsen

    Sharing my love for Vancouver, our neighbors to the north. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful!

  • Amanda Delapena

    I ? Vancouver!

  • Jenny Matarelli Shimon

    You cannot beat the rich history of Peoria’s beautiful city hall!

  • Linda Clukey

    Vancouver City Hall is beautiful and has beautiful views. To the south you can see the mighty Columbia River roll by and to the north you can see award winning Esther Short Park.

  • Shannon Bryan Toft

    Go Peoria, IL!!

  • Desirae Jones

    Vancouver has a beautiful city hall!

  • Connor Barnhill

    Peoria’s been good to me so far, lets go!

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  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria all the way!

  • Austin Fallert

    Peoria city hall is beautiful.
    It plays in Peoria, We are in it to win it……;)

  • Amanda

    Go Vancouver!

  • Steven Haygood

    Go Vancouver. Fishers Creek Neighborhood wishes you best of luck

  • r “rlhjr” lhjr

    Peoria’s City Hall on Fulton all the way!

  • Kathleen Johnson

    I just love how historic the Peoria City Hall is. The red brick is amazing and it was built in the 1800’s!! How cool is that??

  • Julie Carnegie Reams

    Peoria is a great city with a beautiful and historic city hall!

  • excogito

    William Allen was mayor of Peoria in 1895, but that did not stop city officials from choosing him to be the contractor for the new City Hall. He had never built a building before. erection of the building would take 15 months. #bethatpolitician

  • Bridget McLeman
  • SaraT

    Wahoover for Vancouver!!!

  • Lisa Hattery

    Vancouver City Hall is great!!!

  • Vicki Chambers

    Love our Vancouver City Hall!

  • dougleunig
  • dbarcos

    I just have three words. VAN COO VER!

  • Amanda Akers

    Love our Vancouver City Hall!

  • Bonni Patterson Whalen

    There’s not another like our city hall! Go Peoria!!!

  • Marc Robinson

    Peoria’s City Hall has so much history and is so beautiful.

  • Sharon Morton

    Vancouver!!!

  • Corrie Lowry

    Love Vancouver’s City Hall!

  • Erynn

    Peoria City Hall…strong and beautiful

  • Jeremy Taylor

    Peoria, IL for the win!!! Beautiful City Hall for a beautiful City!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall is the best!

  • cegr76

    We’re probably gonna lose. But here’s to the ‘Couve.

  • Stephanie Laeger

    Nothing beats the great Northwest! City of Vancouver all the way. Panoramic views, architecture, culture, friendly people and the skyline of Portland, OR (of course)! Despite all the rain, this city reigns!

  • Jean Ashton

    Our beautiful City Hall plays in Peoria!

  • Dave Stritzke

    Come on Vancouver! Let’s win this thing!

  • Elsie Akerson

    Vancouver is the 2nd oldest city in the state of Washington and was actually the first settlement because of Fort Vancouver established by the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Co.

  • Erynn

    Peoria City Hall….strength AND beauty plays in Peoria!!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall all the way!

  • Greg04

    The Peoria City Hall is a beautiful, historic building that retains all of its original charm and remains the heart of Peoria.

  • ang

    Peoria City Hall is my favorite! Can’t get enough of all the beautiful details inside as well as out. It doesn’t hurt that it’s in my hometown too!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    March madness begins today in Peoria right next door to our beautiful city hall! Congratulations and good luck to all of the players!

  • Debbie H.

    Vancouver City Hall is not only beautiful, it’s gold LEED certified. Another pluse, once inside city hall, you can barely hear loud noises outside the walls. Go Vancouver!

  • Brad

    The Peoria City hall is looking beautiful welcoming fans to the IHSA Tourney. This Weekend

  • Ed Olehy Jr.

    Peoria City Hall is the best!!

  • Pam

    The Pacific NW is the most beautiful place to live but far too many here don’t value old historic buildings, they believe that progress means we throw away the old and bring in the new.

    I love that Peoria is still using their City Hall after all these years and in modern times. It is such a beautiful building. I took time to google images, Peoria wins hands down.

    Now if Vancouver was challenging a modern building, it would stand a much better chance.

    Gooooo Peoria

  • excogito

    Don’t tell anyone; the batphone is inside that black box at Peoria’s City Hall
    #cityhallselfie https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/398cf2cd4d34a63dd47ab2ace478394067dc419d4d7e7ac87775ff12b0d8ffed.jpg

  • Melissa

    Peoria City Hall will be a beautifully busy place this weekend with the IHSA tournament. I hope everyone takes a moment to enjoy the scenery of our City Hall!

  • Birdie Parr

    So appropriate for Peoria to win #ELGLCityHallMadness while we’re in the midst of IHSA March Madness!

  • Mike Kretzschmar

    Vancouver! We’ve got a fireplace!

  • marcdark

    Peoria’s City Hall is beautiful, paid a parking ticket yesterday and had a tour. Beautiful and it works!!

  • Connie

    Peoria City Hall is awesome, the character of the building and of the people of Peoria can’t be beat!

  • Jack Burkman

    Regardless who wins, this has been a fun contest bringing visibility to two great cities and their city halls – each with their own beauty #VanWa

  • John Laine

    Vancouver is Awesome !! 🙂 Lived her 12 years 🙂

  • Jimmy Ulrich

    Really hoping for good old Peoria to take the cake on this!!!

  • Teresa Bonawitz

    Vancouver, Wa USA! Come visit the 1st Vancouver and see our city hall for yourself 🙂

  • Steven Haygood

    It’s too bad we cant get more media coverage to let people know about the vote… Go Vancouver…although I think time is running out…

  • Kerri Kilby Johnson

    Peoria City Hall, welcoming visitors to high school March Madness!

  • Annie Riehl Wilson

    We love Vancouver!

  • Annie Riehl Wilson

    We are LEED certified! How cool is that?

  • Kip Strasma
  • Meg

    Vancouver City Hall is a beautiful structure that boasts a roof top garden and amazing view of the downtown waterfront area.

  • Mae

    Peoria’s City Hall is beautiful + historically significant—go Peoria!

  • cegr76

    Shouldn’t the winner get the Eagleton trophy! Knope for The Couve!

  • Chris Long

    Peoria IL has to win this! Architecture that has withstood the test of time! They don’t make buildings like this any more! I am actually going to Peoria today!

  • Vicki Coles

    Vancouver’s City Hall is the face of the future!

  • variationonathemepark

    Peoria City Hall has a beautiful grand staircase that rivals the iconic scene from Beauty and the Beast.. Stacy P please find a “beast” to reenact this scene

  • Zorah

    Yay Vancouver!

  • Penny McElvain

    Vancouver ROCKS!

  • Jessica

    Vancouver!

  • Asherah Sarasvati Athena Siri

    LOL–love it Penny! Yes, Vancouver ROCKS! 🙂

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Peoria City Hall rocks! Peoria pride!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    Historic preservation. Beautiful architecture. Go Peoria!

  • Ellen

    YAY! Go Vancouver City Hall!!!!!

  • Jessica Doyle

    yay Vancouver City Hall!

  • Sally Davis Fulham

    Vancouver USA’s City Hall is the best!!

  • Ed Hopkins

    Peoria City Hall is a wonderful building and deserves the recognition. It is a true gem!

  • Elsie Akerson

    How come this voting site only has a picture of Peoria City Hall??

  • Amanda

    We love Vancouver!!

  • Elsie Akerson

    Vancouver City Hall is a real asset to city government at a great price. And saving tax payer dollars on the purchase. Good thinking on the part of “the city”. I bet upkeep maintenance is huge on the old building in Peoria even though I like its historical looks and architecture.

  • Amanda Delapena

    Go Vancouver!

  • Michelle Hubble

    Go Peoria City Hall! Beautiful building!

  • John duncan

    Peoria city hall is really hot….. 212 degrees hot. #standardorexcellence

  • Jane

    Beautiful Peoria City Hall gets my vote! I have been to Portland and Seattle recently and really enjoyed the area. Next time I go NW, I want to visit Vancouver, WA, because of what I’ve learned about it in this contest. All the ELGL City Hall March Madness cities’ people– you’re all welcome in Peoria, IL anytime!

  • Shelan McClung Stritzke

    My final comment for the competition – Vancouver’s City Hall is the very best because of the people. We have an amazingly caring and competent City Manager, and extremely involved Mayor, thriving neighborhood associations who are lead by Vancouverites that take the time to gather at our fabulous City Hall to make Vancouver an awesome place to live, not only today, but well into the future. Go Vancouver! ❤

  • Teresa Bonawitz

    Vancouver City Hall is where it’s at!

  • Scott Bargaehr

    Go Vancouver! City Hall is always looking nice and clean even in the gray winter months. Keep up the good work City of Vancouver!

  • Mercedes Dick

    Go Peoria!

  • JMW

    The Peoria City Hall, as shown in the 1902 Sanborn Atlas, corner of Fulton (top) and South Madison (left), with Hogan’s Alley on the right. At the time, the building included a jail (lock up) and the police department. This is the same building that is in use today. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ef66c8aaa80f89d28ed4069e3a43e49b039188bb27346f305a5fbcdf1b3acf2.jpg

  • Mo

    Love living in the Couv!

  • Holly Forrest

    So proud of Vancouver. It is truly beautiful!

  • Craig Lyons

    The sun is shining on the Vancouver City Hall today!

  • Pamela

    Go Vancouver! Our city hall is a beautiful building.

  • Maria

    Love to Peoria City Hall!! <3

  • Sheryl Long

    Peoria IL is an historic site, a beautiful building on the inside and out and speaks for the thousands of people that have walked through the halls and rooms. A testament to generations and time. Peoria is the real winner!

  • Birdie Parr
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  • Karen

    City Hall is a historic treasure. Peoria Proud!

  • Bridget McLeman

    Relax in the fabulous foyer of Vancouver City Hall – – a space to be loud of…..

  • Mark Misselhorn

    So cool to see all the visitors from across the state https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6587972eddd2b4485b6b438b8c15454d05f870c8238092aa3e649f5a0fefbf71.jpg attending the boys high school basketball championships downtown at the Civic Center, which is strategically located right next tour beautiful historic City Hall! Go Peoria!

  • Melissa Boles

    I love Vancouver City Hall! Such an incredible, beautiful building.

  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    Peoria City Hall is even more beautiful with waffles being served on its sidewalk!!

  • Andrea Smith

    Vote Vancouver if you like being energy efficient and progressive!

  • Brenda Butler Smith

    Peoria City Hall is such a unique historical building in our awesome river city!

  • Chad Ellington

    The Peoria city hall is beautiful!

  • Run with Jess

    Peoria!

  • genekpnw

    The Vancouver City Hall is the best at the heart of our City – Esther Short Park

  • dkpunk

    Never heard of Peoria. I prefer Vancouver’s newer design. Look at all of those windows!

  • BEV JONES

    GO Vancouver!!!!!

  • Jane

    We love Peoria City Hall! For the Leslie B Knope trophy! Waffles for all our friends!

  • Vicki Coles

    What’s the old saying? It won’t play in Peoria? 😉

  • Cathryn Chudy

    Vancouver has a committed, responsive City staff and City Council – winner in heart and spirit even if the numbers let us down!

  • I’m originally from Illinois, but I have to vote for my new city of Vancouver, Washington and our city hall!

  • Sharon Morton

    Let’s do this Vancouver!!

  • Roberta Koscielski

    Peoria City Hall is stately and dignified!

  • Audrey Walton

    Love the Vancouver city hall, very attractive

  • Stephanie Laeger

    Vancouver captures stylistic perception with historic preservation. Go Vancouver!

  • Liz

    Peoria has the best city hall

  • Mark Misselhorn

    So many people we’ve talked to over the past couple of weeks have expressed how much they really love Peoria’s city hall. It’s a real point of civic pride. Go Peoria!

  • Mark Misselhorn

    The incredible interest and impressive number of votes from Peoria in every round of this tourney shows the pride that Peorians (native or “adopted”) have in our River City. The City Hall is merely one example.

  • Amy
  • Elsie Akerson

    Wish we had won this for Vancouver.

  • Elsie Akerson

    Keep voting and posting everyone, guess it is possible we could gain enough votes by tonight’s 9pm deadline, especially with Western Standard time. Still wish I knew why only Peoria City Hall pictured at this voting site.

  • Marilyn

    Peoria — building on history!

  • Kip Strasma

    Let’s go Peoria!

  • Eileen Ruby Setti

    Way to come together Peoria for our beautiful City Hall!!

  • Teresa Johnson-Noe

    Peoria City Hall! Hands down! FTW!!!

  • Tiffany Kanselaar

    Peoria city hall for the win!

  • Peter Brown

    Peoria Peons have settled for an old recycled building because they know no better. One day when they grow up they can see the trophy in our City Hall in beautiful downtown Vancouver and they will moan no more.

  • Andrew Forrest

    The Vancouver city hall is a beautiful example of what our future can be. I have no ill will at all towards Peoria, it’s a classic-looking building. But as resident of Washington, I am always proud when I see how sleek, how organized, how open and how conscientious it is of environmental issues. You may not think it because we tend to view the past through stained-glass goggles, but the Vancouver city hall is a strong and beautiful monument to American ingenuity and learning which will stand for many generations hence.