Dr. Kiran Velpula, MBA

Councilman At-Large, City of Peoria

I am Kiran Velpula, your at-large councilman for the City of Peoria. I am the first Indian to be seated on the City Council in the 186 years since the incorporation of Peoria.

I am an independent voice for Peoria, will listen to all sides, and make decisions based on what's best for Peoria.

I am passionate about talent development in Peoria and am working with local educational institutions to develop a talent pool. I am leading efforts to develop a biotech corridor, and I am committed to make Peoria a biotech destination.

This includes integrating with the local medical health care system and advocating for public safety, infrastructure improvements, and small business development.

I am the cheerleader for Peoria, and let us make Peoria, the workforce capital of the Midwest.

Service to Community

  • Trustee - The City of Peoria
  • Voting Member – Peoria Tourism Reserve Fund
  • Member - The Government Affairs Committee, Peoria Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Director - The Center for Prevention and Abuse
  • Board of Director - Quest Charter Academy
  • Board of Director - The Neighborhood House
  • Board of Director - EP!C, Peoria, IL


  • ELITE - Volunteer of the year - 2021
  • Jaycees Illinois - Top 10 Young Professional of Illinois (Medical Innovation) - 2018
  • VIFA, India - Outstanding Faculty in Science - 2017
  • Peoria Magazines - 40 Leaders under Forty - 2017
  • Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce - Athena Young Professional Leadership Award - 2017

Recent News


22 Jun 2021

Dr. Kiran Velpula sworn in as Peoria’s new At-Large council member

During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Dr. Kieran Velpula took the oath of office and formally filled the previously vacant At-Large council seat left by, now mayor, Dr. Rita Ali....

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22 Jun 2021

Chamber full: Peoria Council swears in new member

PEORIA — Kiran Velpula is one step away from becoming the newest member of the Peoria City Council.....

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14 jun 2021

Velpula ‘Thankful’ For Being Chosen To Fill Peoria City Council Vacancy

Dr. Kiran Velpula is the consensus choice to fill the vacant at-large seat on the Peoria City Council.....

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