COAERS Board of Trustee Elections

It's Time to Vote in the Active Member Election for Board of Trustees Places 6 & 7

Active members should be sending in their ballots for the COAERS active member election!  The ballot, as well as other information, is contained in a white envelope with a COAERS logo that we mailed to all active-contributing members mid-October.  Three documents are enclosed:

1.  Ballot.   You will vote for 2 candidates on the ballot and then return it.  Ballots must be received no later than 5:00 pm December 2, 2019.

2.  Business Reply Envelope.  Use this envelope to return your ballot.  No postage is necessary.

3.  Candidate Statements.  This document contains information about each candidate, their experiences and qualifications, and their reason for wanting to serve on the COAERS Board of Trustees.

The following active-contributory members have been certified as candidates by the Nominating & Election Committee.  Candidate statements are provided below. English candidate statements have been copied verbatim from each candidate's application.   As a courtesy to our members, the candidate statements have also been translated into Spanish.  If there are differences between the English and Spanish statements, the English versions are the official versions.

In English:

En  Español:


General Information on COAERS 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 COAERS Boardroom at 6850 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 320. 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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