Posted on: January 24, 2018

Board Decides Qualifications, Duties, and Independence of Appointed Auditor

At the December 14, 2017 board meeting, the Peoria County Board voted to include a referendum on the March 20, 2018 primary ballot to change the office of the Auditor from an elected position to an appointed position. At the January 23, 2018 Executive Committee meeting, the committee was presented a draft new article in the Peoria County Code of Ordinances to govern the position should the referendum pass.

The entirety of Article VI County Auditor is on our website. It includes rules on qualifications, length of appointment, reporting relationship/independence, duties, and professionalism for the office. This and more information on the Auditor ballot initiative may be found at http://peoriacounty.org/837/Auditor-Referendum.

The Peoria County Auditor is currently an elected position. Kent Rotherham was appointed to the position in 2017 after the resignation of Carol Van Winkle. He will hold the position until November 30, 2018, when either the position would become an appointed position due to the referendum passing, or if it should fail, a new auditor would be elected on November 6, 2018.

Public meetings are currently being scheduled. Members of the public looking for speakers or additional information, please call County Administration at (309) 672-6056.

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