Special Election Announced for COAERS Board Active Member Place 6

July 10, 2020

This December 2020, COAERS will hold the Active Member Special Election for the unexpired term of Place 6. Place 6 is currently held by Michael Benson, who will be leaving active membership to retire. The new term will begin January 2021 and continue through December 2023.

To be eligible for the Place 6 Special Election, candidates must be an active member currently contributing to COAERS and not on a leave of absence. Please know that employees currently employed by Austin Energy, Austin Water, and Public Works departments cannot run in this election since these departments are currently represented on the COAERS Board of Trustees. 

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for Place 6, contact Michelle Mahaini at The tentative deadline to submit your completed candidate application is September 18, 2020 at 5 pm. The deadline is subject to change, so please be sure to check the Board Elections page for the latest information about candidate application packets, application deadlines and other key election milestones.

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