Mar 29, 2017 (updated on Mar 29, 2017)
Nicole Demetreas was appointed to the position of Peoria County Treasurer on March 28, 2017, at a special Peoria County Board Meeting.
Ms. Demetreas has served as the Chief Deputy Treasurer since 2000. She has been with Peoria County Government for almost 19 years, serving as Senior Finance/Budget Analyst in County Administration prior to her role in the Peoria County Treasurer's Office. As Chief Deputy Treasurer she has administered and managed the tax cycle functions of the office, while managing and reviewing thirty-five bank accounts every month. She implemented a new investment strategy and collaborated with financial institutions to maximize Peoria County's investments. She was instrumental in crafting and implementing intergovernmental agreements with the City of Peoria for placing municipal liens and garbage fees on tax bills, resulting in new revenue to Peoria County.
Ms. Demetreas has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Illinois University. She is an active member of the community, volunteering for the Peoria County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team and is a trained weather spotter for the department. She also volunteers with Rebuilding Together-Peoria and is a current member of the Dunlap School District Leadership Team.
"The Peoria County Board is pleased with our choice for Treasurer," says County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand. "Ms. Demetreas has served as Chief Deputy Treasurer for nearly 17 years, she has the experience and knowledge of the office to hit the ground running on day one."
She will be sworn in pending the completion of bonding paperwork.
Ms. Demetreas was appointed to fill the position left vacant by Edward "Tripp" O'Connor's retirement on January 31, 2017. She will serve until November 30, 2018.
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