New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community
Shawn Allen is a proud resident of the City of Peoria. He lives with his beautiful wife Briana, and their three daughters, Daniella, Nia, and Ava who are the heart of his life.
As a graduate of Georgia Military College and a combat veteran, Shawn is currently serving as a Senior Human Resources Officer in the United States Army Reserves. During his 9 years in the United States Army Reserves, Shawn has completed two overseas deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. He is the Company Commander for the 236th Inland Cargo Transfer Company based out of Decatur, IL; and he currently holds the rank of Captain.
Before relocating to Peoria, Shawn lived in Georgia where he worked for Georgia State Representative Mickey Stephens. From 2013 to 2015 Shawn served as Legislative Aid and later as Chief of Staff to Rep. Stephens. In 2016 Shawn transitioned into the role of Legislative Assistant for the Georgia General Assembly before deploying overseas in 2017.
After moving to Peoria with his continued dedication to serving, in 2018, Shawn was appointed by the Mayor to serve as a Commissioner on the City of Peoria’s Transportation Commission. In 2020, Shawn resigned from his position on the Transportation Commission after making the decision to run for Peoria City Clerk.
Shawn holds an Associate's Degree in General Studies, a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, and a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management. He is a member of the National Association for Black Veterans, a member of the Creve Coeur Club of Peoria, a board member of the Tri-County Urban League, and a Silver Lifetime member of the NAACP.
Shawn is running for Peoria City Clerk with a vision to create a more accessible, efficient, and transparent City Clerk's Office that operates to its fullest potential in order to best serve and educate our residents on the services the office provides.
As City Clerk, Shawn will be committed to reforming the city's FOIA request process, hosting monthly community meetings, making the Clerk's Office the hub for voter registration. He is dedicated to being the unifying link between our community and city government by bridging the gap between residents and access to information and our city officials.
With his strong leadership experience, dedication to serving, and passion for Peoria, Shawn is ready to serve as the next Peoria City Clerk and make government work for all of Peoria!