The board provides guidance to PERA’s Board of Trustees about the retirement coverage needs of volunteer firefighters.
(Published Sep 3, 2019)
The League is seeking an elected or appointed city official to serve on the Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Plan Advisory Board. The deadline to apply is Oct. 4.
The advisory board provides advice and guidance to PERA’s Board of Trustees about the retirement coverage needs of volunteer firefighters who are members of the retirement plan. It also gives guidance about the legislative and administrative changes that would assist the retirement plan in accommodating volunteer firefighters who are not members of the retirement plan.
2018 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 353G provides for an Advisory Board made up of representatives from townships, cities, fire chiefs and volunteer firefighters.
The advisory board consists of 10 members:
Preference will be given to officials from cities that have a fire relief association in the statewide plan.
The term for this appointment is three years (Oct. 17, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2022). There is no regularly scheduled meeting date, but this board has traditionally met once a year. Meetings are announced at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date.
City officials interested in serving on the advisory board should submit a completed questionnaire (link below) and a resume to Ted Bengtson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 145 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55103. Applications are due by noon on Oct. 4.