The Treasurer is an elected official with a four-year term. The duties of the Treasurer's Office include receipt, management and disbursement of public funds, as well as collection, management and distribution of property taxes levied by various units of local government. The office has the responsibility of collecting real estate taxes two times each year.
Nicole Bjerke was appointed Peoria County Treasurer in 2017 and was then elected in November 2018. Nicole was previously the Chief Deputy County Treasurer more than 16 years. Nicole was recently married and changed her name from Demetreas to Bjerke.