Board of Retirement

Overview


The Board of Retirement is comprised of eleven members; two elected by the active general membership, one regular and one alternate elected by the active safety membership, one regular and one alternate elected by the retired membership, four appointed by the County of Merced Board of Supervisors, and the County of Merced Treasurer, who serves as an ex-officio member. With the exception of the County Treasurer, Board members serve three-year terms, with no term limits.

The MCERA Board of Retirement is responsible for the general management of the retirement system, including making benefit determinations and managing the investment of the system's assets. The day-to-day management of MCERA is vested in the Plan Administrator appointed by the Board.

Meeting


Board of Retirement meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, and meetings begin at 8:15 a.m. The first meeting of the month is primarily for administrative matters, while the second meeting is for investment related matters. 

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
 

Board of Retirement Members


Darlene Ingersoll
Ryan Paskin
Karen Adams

    Darlene Ingersoll, Chair
    Term Expires: 12/31/2017
    Board Seat 3
    Elected by Miscellaneous Members

    Ryan Paskin, Vice-Chair
    Term Expires: 12/31/2019
    Board Seat 6
    Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
    Karen Adams
    Board Seat 1
    County Treasurer
    Ex-officio Member
Michael Rhodes
David Ness
Jerald O'Banion
    Michael Rhodes
    Term Expires: 12/31/2019
    Board Seat 2
    Elected by Miscellaneous Members
    David Ness
    Term Expires: 12/31/2019
     Board Seat 4
    Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
    Jerald O'Banion
    Term Expires: 12/31/2018
    Board Seat 5
    Appointed by and Member of the Board of Supervisors
Jason Goins
Ron Kinchloe
Alfonse Peterson
    Jason Goins
    Term Expires: 12/31/2019
    Board Seat 7
    Elected by Safety Members
    Ron Kinchloe
    Term Expires: 12/31/2017 
    Board Seat 8
    Elected by Retired Members
    Alfonse Peterson, Secretary
    Term Expires: 12/31/2018
    Board Seat 9
    Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Sam Spangler
Ronald Scott Johnston
    Sam Spangler, Alternate Term Expires: 12/31/2019
    Board Seat 7 Alternate
    Elected by Safety Members
    Ronald Scott Johnston, Alternate 
    Term Expires: 12/31/2017
    Board Seat 8 Alternate
    Elected by Retired Members