Candidacy nomination information is now available to PERA members interested in running for any of the four open seats on the PERA Board of Trustees.
The following seats are up for election in 2024:
- State Division—4-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed with a non-Higher Education employer in the State Division)
- State Division—2-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed at an Institution of Higher Education)
- School Division—4-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed in the School Division)
- DPS Division—4-year term (to be filled by a member or retiree, currently employed in or retired from the DPS Division)
If you’re interested in running for a seat on PERA’s Board, you can submit an online candidacy packet request through Feb. 29, 2024.
The PERA Board meets at least five times per year and is responsible for adopting the rules and policies for the administration of PERA. The Board comprises 16 Trustees, and PERA members and retirees directly elect 12 of them. The governor appoints three (with approval by the Senate), and the State Treasurer serves as an ex officio member. Elected Board members serve without pay, but are reimbursed for necessary expenses.
Ballots will be mailed in early May to active members in the State, School and DPS Divisions, and to retired members from the DPS Division.
The Board will announce the results of the election in June, and elected Trustees will begin their terms July 1.
For more information, visit copera.org/board-of-trustees.