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    Authority City Code Sec. 1.234
    Purpose The Board supervises and manages the general administration of the retirement plan for the City's police officers and fire fighters.  This involves responsibility for decisions necessary for the investment and custody of assets, selection of actuary and assumptions used and the employment of consultants.  The Board of Trustees sits in review of pension questions, approves member eligibility, authorizes expenditures of System funds, conducts due diligence visits and performs a variety of operational duties.  The Board of Trustees consists of seven (7) members. One police officer or resident of the City and one fire fighter or resident of the City serve as the two (2) "Member Trustees". One City Commissioner serves as the "Employer Trustee".  The other four members are "Citizen Trustees" who should be experienced in financial matters and may not be an official or employee of the City or a member, retiree or beneficiary of the City or a member, retiree  or beneficiary of the System.
    Appointment
    The two "Member Trustees" are elected by the members of the System, one by the police officer members and one by the fire fighter members. The "Employer Trustee" is appointed by the City Commission.  Of the four (4) "Citizen Trustees", one is appointed by the Mayor and two (2) by the City Commission. The fourth is appointed by the City Commission from a list of not less than four  (4) eligible persons submitted jointly by the police officer members and the fire fighter members.
    Residency Requirement

    Yes.

    Term The term for Member and Citizen Trustees is four (4) years and subject to the Service Limitation Policy.  The Employer Trustee is appointed annually.
    Meetings The Board meets in the Retirement System Offices located at 233 East Fulton, Suite 216 for regular meetings. ​ See the meeting schedule for specific dates and times.
    Current Annual Meeting Schedule.
    Notice of Special Joint Pension Board Meeting
    REVISED - Notice of Special Joint Pension Board Meeting - July 16, 2014
    Change of Location - August 20, 2014 Police & Fire Retirement System Meeting
    Change of Location - August 20, 2014 Joint Pension Board Meeting
    Notice of Special Joint Pension Board Meeting - October 15, 2014
    Change of Location - Police & Fire Retirement System November 19, 2014 Meeting
    Change of Location - November 19, 2014 Joint Pension Board Meeting
    Compensation $75.00 for Special and Subcommittee Meetings for trustees who are not full-time employees of the City or elected officials.  All members are reimbursed for any necessary expenses.
    Liaison Peggy Korzen, Executive Director, 456-4300



    ​Current member & term end
    ​Philip A. Balkema
    1/2/2017
    Com. Walt Gutowski, Jr.
    1/5/2015​
    Michael Hawkins
    1/5/2015​
    Jane C. Hofmeyer
    1/1/2018​
    J. Patrick Scripps
    1/4/2016​
    Thomas VanderPloeg
    1/1/2018​
    Craig C. VanderWall
    1/2/2017​
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