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Administration

The Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association (SCERA) is a public employee retirement system established by the County of Sonoma on January 1, 1946. SCERA is administered by the Board of Retirement (Board) to provide retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits for its members under the California State Government Code, Section 31450 et seq., the County Employees' Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL).

Our mission

The purpose of the Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association is to provide and protect retirement benefits for its members and beneficiaries.

Team SCERA Values and Guiding Principles

  • Stability. Maintain a sound investment program, a prudent funding policy and appropriate internal controls.
  • Communication. Communicate openly and accurately, achieving an organizational culture of teamwork and transparency.
  • Excellence. Model best practices in the industry and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Respect. Be courteous, considerate and fair in the treatment of others, both within and outside of the organization. 
  • Accountability. Take responsibility for decisions and actions; be open to constructive feedback.

Participating agencies

SCERA provides retirement allowances and other benefits to the safety and general members of Sonoma County and five other participating agencies as listed below:

  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Valley of the Moon Fire District
  • Community Development Commission
  • Sonoma County Transportation Authority
  • Superior Court of California - County of Sonoma

SCERA is governed by the California Constitution, the County Employees' Retirement Law of 1937, and the bylaws, procedures and policies adopted by the SCERA Board. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors or the governing bodies of the other agencies may also adopt resolutions, as permitted by the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, which may affect benefits of SCERA members.

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