Annuity and Pension Board Members
Name  Member Term Expires
Thomas Bell  Elected - Active Member December 31, 2020
Rudolph Konrad  Appointed by Common Council President April 19, 2018
Ald. Nik Kovac  Appointed by Common Council President April 21, 2018
Deborah Ford  Appointed by Common Council President April 19, 2018
Mark Nicolini  Appointed by Mayor January 23, 2019
Gerald Pace  Appointed by Mayor January 27, 2019
Larry Holland  Appointed by Mayor February 9, 2019
Tom Klusman  Elected Representative - Retirees December 31, 2017
John Barmore, Chair  Elected - Active Member December 31, 2018
Gust Petropoulos, Vice Chair  Elected - Active Member December 31, 2017
Martin Matson, Comptroller Ex-Officio  













The Annuity and Pension Board (“Board”), consisting of eleven (11) members, administers the Retirement System. The Board consists of:

  • three representatives appointed by the President of the Common Council;
  • three representatives appointed by the Mayor;
  • three representatives elected by the active members of the ERS: one from the Fire Department, one from the Police Department, and one from the General City, each elected by the employees from that particular group of employees;
  • one member elected by retired members of the ERS; and
  • the City Comptroller, who serves as an ex-officio voting member.

The Board serves as trustee of the ERS funds, is charged with the proper operation of the ERS, and makes effective the provisions of the Employes’ Retirement Act (Chapter 36). The Board serves as a fiduciary with respect to the members and beneficiaries, which means that the Board has numerous duties and responsibilities imposed upon it by law. Among these duties is the duty to administer the trust exclusively in the interest of the members and beneficiaries. This means that Board members cannot be motivated by their own personal interest, the interest of the employer, or employee organizations in making decisions. The Board also has administrative responsibilities relative to the City group life insurance and retiree health insurance plans. In fulfilling these life and health insurance responsibilities, the Board does not act as a fiduciary.

ERS Officers

Organization Chart


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