Dr. Eden S. Blair is to be appointed Peoria County Board Member for District 6 at the July 11, 2019, Peoria County Board Meeting.
Dr. Blair is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Bradley University, where she has worked since 2007. She is an active member of the community, currently serving as a board member for Grafelman Farms Rescue and on the advisory board for TerraCarbon LLC. Dr. Blair has also served as Chair of the Advisory Council for the Peoria County GAP Loan Program.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Blair,” says Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand. “Her extensive education in entrepreneurship and connections to the community will further enhance our collective board knowledge.”
The vacancy was created after the resignation of G. Allen Mayer on May 15. Dr. Blair will fulfill the remainder of Mayer’s term, which will expire in December 2020. She will serve on the Heath Committee and Ways and Means Committee.
District 6 covers central Peoria, bounded roughly by I-74 to the west and south, Lake Ave to the north, and Sheridan road to the east.