A member of the Bloomington Planning Commission was sworn in Tuesday to fill the McLean County Board seat previously held by Rich Buchanan.
Ryan Scritchlow was one of four Republicans who applied to replace Buchanan, who resigned his District 7 seat in August due to health concerns. The district includes parts of central and east Bloomington.
Scritchlow owns Scritchlow Enterprises, which includes landscaping, concrete, and property businesses. In his Sept. 6 letter to McLean County Board chair John McIntyre seeking the appointment, Scritchlow cited his community work with Habitat for Humanity and a local Rotary club.
"Our community has helped to make me who I am, and I wouldn't be where I am today without the help this great community provides," he wrote. "I would like the opportunity to try and repay part of that debt by joining the board."
Scritchlow was sworn in during Tuesday's McLean County Board meeting.
"You have big shoes to fill," McIntyre told him.
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