Chris Hallett joins Peoria to lead new Neighborhood, Human Services Department

PEORIA – The city of Peoria welcomes Chris Hallett as the Director of the newly formed Neighborhood and Human Services Department.

“With the addition of Chris in this new position, we can focus more energy and resources on providing valuable neighborhood and human services to Peoria residents,” said Jeff Tyne, Peoria’s City Manager. “He will bring immeasurable perspective and experience to Peoria after years of working for one of the largest cities in the country.”

Hallett has been with the city of Phoenix for 26 years, serving the last 8 years as the Neighborhood Services Director. He is responsible for more than 200 employees that specialize in neighborhood revitalization and preservation, including code compliance and property maintenance, and community engagement.

He has extensive experience in working with different city departments, resident commissions and boards, community organizations, homeowners’ associations, neighborhood watch organizations, and other neighborhood groups.

Hallett also has experience working with federally funded programs like the Community Development Block Grant or Environmental, Social and Governance Program to address social service issues such as homeless prevention and intervention. Also, he has led large-scale neighborhood revitalization initiatives and localized neighborhood planning efforts.

“I am very excited for the opportunity and privilege to work for and alongside the residents of Peoria and look forward to connecting them to the great services, programs and events Peoria has to offer,” said Chris Hallett.

He is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Political Science, Technology and Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Hallett’s first day of work will be Monday, July 9.