Peoria Guild of Black Artists

Artwork by Brenda Pagan and Krystopher Brown, members of the Peoria Guild of Black Artists.

PGOBA Partnership

Since 2020, the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program, in collaboration with the Peoria Guild of Black Artists (PGOBA), has been working to bring art to the public in a meaningful way to highlight the importance of energy efficiency in the community.

Peoria Guild of Black Artists is a safe and welcoming space. We support and uplift all marginalized voices and do not discriminate. We are a space for all Black voices and do our part to make space for our underrepresented siblings in the LGBTQIA+ communities, Neuro-Diverse communities and all other intersections that are affected by systematic oppression. Our goal is to highlight ALL members of our community, and we encourage all to apply.

Artwork by Hannah Offutt and Brenda Pagan.

Beautiful Peoria Murals

Three murals were created by PGOBA to highlight different aspects of sustainability, community and life in the city of Peoria. The locations were selected so the customers could interact with the murals, making energy efficiency feel personal and approachable.

Ameren Illinois Market Development Initiative (MDI) Partnership

This project is brought to you by the Ameren Illinois Market Development Initiative (MDI) which was established as part of the Energy Efficiency Program to closely integrate with both the Business and Residential teams on day-to-day operations, helping to identify more project opportunities, maximize customer touchpoints and create a streamlined process for customers’ participation in the Energy Efficiency Program. The mission of MDI is to transform how the Energy Efficiency Program operates in every area. To this point, MDI cultivates new economic and energy efficiency opportunities for diverse individuals and communities residing in the Ameren Illinois service territory. For more information, visit