John Pels Returns to Retirement Board

Published:  October 17, 2013

Alternate Retired Trustee Tom Ford stepped down from the Retirement Board in September. Following provisions of the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, the Board appointed retired member John Pels to fill the vacancy until December 31, 2014, the end of the unfinished term. John will be sworn in as the Alternate Retired Trustee on November 20, 2013.

Prior to his retirement in 2009, John served on the Board for 12 years as the elected Safety member. During his tenure he served as Retirement Board Chair eight years, and was also on the Administrative-Benefits, Disability and Investment Committees.

Tom Ford was a long-standing member of the Board while he was the County’s Treasurer/Tax Collector until his retirement in 2006, and later as the alternate Trustee elected by the retired membership. Tom’s experience and insight will be missed, but the Board is pleased to welcome an experienced Trustee back to the Board.