PEORIA — Art Bell is the new chairman of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District's board of trustees.

Bell was elected to a one-year term as chairman by board members at their monthly meeting Monday. He succeeds Maxine Wortham, who most recently served two consecutive terms as board chairwoman.

Bell was named to the board in 2005 by Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis.

This is Bell’s first term as board chairman. He served as treasurer for three terms.

Other appointments announced Monday:

Jennifer Lee, vice chairwoman

Maxine Wortham, treasurer

Sharon McBride, secretary

Joan Krupa, trustee