MORRISON – The Whiteside County Board has a new member: Cyndi Mead, 46, of Fulton was appointed to replace fellow District 3 Democrat Steve P. Wilkins, 70, who stepped down last month because of heath issues.
Wilkins was re-elected to his third 4-year term in 2016. Mead, appointed to the 27-member board Tuesday, will serve until the end of that term.
This is the first time in public office for Mead. She grew up in Davenport, Iowa, and has lived in Fulton for 2 years, where she’s a customer service analyst for Timken Drives.
She has a bachelor’s in general studies from Western Illinois University Quad Cities and a master’s in public administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
“My husband [Brian] and I bought a home 2 years ago, and I enjoy everything Whiteside County has to offer,” said Mead, adding that she hopes to bring an outside perspective to the board.
“Since it is my first time being a member on a board, I want to learn as much as I can from my peers,” she added.
The county board next meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Law Enforcement Center, 400 N. Cherry Ave. Go to whiteside.org for agendas and more information.