Retirement Board

A board of ten trustees administers the Arlington County Employees’ Retirement System as follows:

  • Three trustees appointed by the County Board,
  • One trustee appointed by the County Manager
  • One trustee and one substitute trustee elected by general employees,
  • One trustee and one substitute trustee elected by police officers, firefighters, and deputy sheriffs, and
  • One trustee and one substitute trustee elected by retired employees.

The three elected substitute trustees serve in the absence of their respective trustees. All trustees serve without compensation for a period of four years. Duties of the board include the management and oversight of the investment of system assets to fund retirement, disability, and death benefits for the active and retired members of the system. The board meets monthly , normally on the first Thursday of each month. Board meetings are open to all employees and members of the public.

Board Members

Richard Alt (Rich)
Trustee & Vice President
Elected by Retirees 11/10 (since 3/08)
Term Expires: January 31, 2015
Kenneth Dennis (Ken)
Trustee (Uniform)
Appointed by County Manager 11/10 (since 2/03)
Term Expires: January 31, 2015
Jimmie Barrett
Substitute Trustee (Uniform) & Assistant Treasurer
Appointed by County Manager 11/10 (since 2/03)
Term Expires: January 31, 2015
Alexander Iams (Alex)
Substitute Trustee

Elected by General Employees 11/12
Term Expires: January 31, 2017
Michael E. Brunner (Mike)
Trustee and President
Appointed by County Board 1/13 (since 1/05)
Term Expires: January 31, 2017
Jonathan C. Kinney (John)
Trustee

Appointed by County Board 1/13 (since 6/06)
Term Expires: January 31, 2017
Michelle Cowan
Trustee & Treasurer
Appointed by County Manager 10/10 (since 11/08)
Term Expires: January 31, 2015
Peter Maier
Trustee

Appointed by County Board 1/13
Term Expires: January 31, 2017
Sandy DeGray
Trustee and Secretary

Elected by General Employees 11/12 (since 11/10)
Term Expires: January 31, 2017
Wayne Rhodes
Substitute Trustee (Retiree)
Appointed by County Manager 11/10 (since 12/08)
Term Expires: January 31, 2015


Retirement Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Agenda Minutes
Agenda June 2014
Agenda May 2014

Agenda April 2014

Agenda March 2014

Agenda February 2014

Agenda December 2013
Agenda November 2013
Agenda October 2013
Agenda September 2013
Agenda July 2013
Agenda June 2013
Agenda May 2013
Agenda April 2013
Agenda March 2013
Agenda February 2013
Minutes April 2014
Minutes March 2014

Minutes February 2014

Minutes December 2013
Minutes November 2013
Minutes October 2013
Minutes September 2013
Minutes July 2013
Minutes June 2013
Minutes May 2013
Minutes April 2013
Minutes March 2013
Minutes February 2013