COAERS Board of Trustee Elections


2017 Election

The election is underway for the Active Member Board of Trustees Places 8 & 9.    The following active-contributory members have been certified as candidates by the Nominating & Election Committee:

  • Chris Noak
  • Lei Ye
  • Amy Hunter
  • Yuejiao Liu

Ballots for this election will be mailed to the home addresses of all active members in mid-October. (Please note it is very important that you have your most current address on file with the City HR department.  If it has changed, please go online to update electronically through the City's HR portal.)

Only active members contributing to COAERS are eligible to vote in this election. Once ballots are mailed in October, you will need to complete your ballot and return it to the retirement office so that it is received no later than 5:00 p.m. December 1, 2017.


General Information on Board Elections

Board elections are held every year for active and retired trustee positions and are overseen by a volunteer committee called the Nominating and Election Committee. Terms for elected board members are four years and the terms are staggered so that there is an active or retired place for election every two years. As an active employee, you have the opportunity to vote for peers running for active board positions. When you retire, you can vote for the retired positions. You can also be a candidate yourself for these positions.

The volunteer Nominating and Election Committee meets approximately four times in the election year: once to kick off the election season, next to review candidate qualifications, then prepare ballot, and lastly to tabulate votes. All meetings are held at the Retirement Office at 418 E. Highland Mall. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Michelle Mahaini at

Candidate applications are submitted in September, with ballots mailed out in October and voting by December. The newly elected board member will begin their new term the upcoming January.


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