COAERS Board of Trustee Elections


Active Member Election for Places 6 & 7:

The Nominating and Election Committee met on December 3, 2019 to tabulate the ballots for the Active Member Election for Places 6 and 7.  The Board certified the election at their December 10, 2019 Board Meeting.  Mike Benson was re-elected for Place 6 with 458 votes and Amy Hunter was elected for Place 7 with 443 votes.  

The Nominating and Election Committee was commended for their dedication to this important process.


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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