Andrew A. Rand, County Board Chairman
Democrat - District 4
1230 W Moss Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
Current County Board Committees
- Executive Committee (Chairperson)
- Finance, Audit and Legislative Affairs Committee
- Redistricting Committee
- Rules Committee
- Ex officio member, all committees
- Cooperative Extension Board
- Multi-County Narcotic Enforcement Group
- Economic Development Council Board of Directors
- Illinois River Valley Council of Governments
- Local Workforce Investment Area #15 County Consortium Board
Andrew Rand has been a Peoria resident for more than twenty-five years and was first elected to the Peoria County Board in 2008. Relocating from a northernmost city district into the very heart of Peoria where he now represents District 4, his boundaries are often considered home to the most diverse and gentrified properties, homeowners, and residents in all of Peoria County.
District 4 encompasses warm and historic neighborhoods, Bradley University, Main Street merchants, tennis courts and ball fields, Interstate 74, stately homes along Moss Avenue, the historic homes of the Uplands, public and private schools, students and professors, parks and playgrounds, apartment dwellers, longtime homeowners, west bluff views of the city, and massive tree-lined streets and boulevards connecting it all. It is bordered on the west by the small-town setting of West Peoria and is nearby the medical centers of UnityPoint Health-Methodist and OSF St. Francis.
Andrew attended the public schools of Miami-Dade County. In college, he became a licensed paramedic for the State of South Carolina and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in 1986, majoring in Finance. He is the CEO of Peoria based Advanced Medical Transport, the largest downstate provider of ambulance services and critical care patient transportation in Illinois. Andrew has been recognized by many community organizations. In 2013, Andrew received a national award for EMS Excellence from Pinnacle EMS, a national leadership honor.
In addition, he received the 2015 Peoria Mayor’s Community Leadership Award and the 2016 Greater Peoria Chamber of Commerce Community Wealth Award. In October 2016, Advanced Medical Transport was awarded the American Ambulance Association’s AMBY Award for best clinical outcomes for “Race to the Top”, a program to improve the survival of cardiac arrest victims. Also in 2016, Andrew was inducted into the African American Hall of Fame-Peoria.
One of the board's tireless workers, Andrew is frequently volunteering for the United Way, or as a board member for Heartland Community Health Clinic, Carver Center, WTVP-Peoria Public Television, and the Creve Coeur Club of Peoria. Andrew can be reached by e-mail or phone or you may likely see and visit with him at one of the many meetings and events he attends, supports, and embraces throughout the community.