Karen Calivas is the Operations Specialist and Business Concierge for the Economic Development Services Department. Her primary focus is to track the implementation of programs; coordinate special events; support our partnership with ASU to cultivate entrepreneurship, innovation and technology in Peoria; assist senior management; and facilitate Commission and Advisory Boards.
As Business Concierge, Karen is the first point of contact for businesses at the City of Peoria. Her role is to strengthen our partnership with businesses, connect businesses with services and community support programs, navigate planning, zoning, signage, code enforcement and other areas within the City, and assist with identifying new business opportunities.
Prior to joining the City of Peoria, Karen spent 20 years in higher education administration. Karen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Dowling College.
Operations Specialist and Business Concierge