Via City of Peoria
By Philip Haldiman | YourValley
It’s no surprise Clay Allsop has had a seat on the Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission for seven years.
Serving as a commissioner, his roots in the planning of the city lay to waste any illusion that he should be anywhere else.
His father, David, was the master developer for the 1,200-acre Aloravita community in north Peoria.
Clay graduated from Brigham Young University, in 2011, with a degree in urban planning. While he attended ASU and received his master’s degree in real estate development, he worked alongside his father on the project. Living in Peoria informed Clay as he and his father developed raw land into what is now the modern urban landscape of the city.
“It made sense to go to graduate school where I would be working. … I wanted to be close to the project I was working on. I wanted to live within the community I was helping develop,” he said. “My wife, Caitlin, and I bought a house in Westwing and have been here ever since. We absolutely love the community and cherish the relationships we have developed here.”