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Plan Administration

The General Employees’ Retirement Plan was established by the Aurora City Council in 1967 for the exclusive benefit of participating City employees and their beneficiaries. Effective June 30, 2003, GERP’s administrative staff members are also eligible to participate in the Plan.

Plan provisions are found in sections 102-136 through 102-152 of the City of Aurora Municipal Code. Responsibility for the administration and proper operation of the Plan is delegated to the ten trustees who comprise the General Employees’ Retirement Board. Board members serve without compensation, except for reimbursement for any necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their authorized duties.

Consultants and Advisors

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS: 
BKD LLP, Denver, CO 

CUSTODIAN AND BENEFIT PAYMENT PROVIDER: 
Northern Trust, Chicago, IL

INVESTMENT CONSULTANT: 
Callan Associates, Inc., Denver, CO 

LEGAL ADVISOR: 
(Tax & Regulatory Issues) Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Englewood, CO

PENSION ACTUARY: 
Milliman, Denver, CO

PARTICIPANT EDUCATION CONSULTANT: 
Innovest Inc., Denver, CO

INVESTMENT ADVISORS: 
Abbott Capital Management, New York, NY
American Century Investments, Kansas City, MO 
BlackRock Inc., New York, NY 
Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA 
Cohen & Steers Capital Management, New York, NY
Denver Investments, Denver, CO 
Dodge & Cox, San Francisco, CA
HarbourVest Partners, Boston, MA
Harvest Fund Advisors, Wayne, PA 
Heitman, Chicago, IL 
Molpus Woodlands Group, Jackson, MS
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY 
Smith Graham & Co., New York, NY
Western Asset Management Co., Pasadena, CA 

Board of Trustees

Responsibility for the administration and proper operation of the Plan is delegated to the ten trustees who comprise the General Employees’ Retirement Board. Board members serve without compensation, except for reimbursement for any necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their authorized duties.

Three trustees, who participate in the Plan, are employees of the City of Aurora.  An employee election is held each October to fill one of these seats. The following trustees serve three year terms:

Clifford M. Haight, current term expires 12/31/2019
Joseph F. McCleary, current term expires 12/31/2020
Trevor Vaughncurrent term expires 12/31/2018

The Aurora City Council appoints three trustees. These trustees cannot participate in the Plan and must be residents of the City of Aurora.

Helen B. DiBartolomeo, current term expires 12/31/2019
Michelle Reding, current term expires 12/31/2018
David L. McConico, current term expires 12/31/2020

A seventh voting member is selected by the six trustees noted above. This trustee must also reside in Aurora.

Sue R. Sandstrom, current term expires 12/31/2018

NON-VOTING BOARD MEMBERS:
Non-Voting Board Members. These trustees are entitled to Board membership by virtue of their office and employment.

Dianna Giordano, Director of Human Resources
Hanosky Dened Hernandez Perez, Assistant City Attorney
Terri Velasquez, Director of Finance

All meetings are held at 8 A.M. at 12100 East Iliff Avenue, Suite 108, Aurora unless noted.

Meeting schedule for 2018 Calendar

Meeting minutes, click a date to view. All documents are PDF format.
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018

If you would like to read board minutes from months not shown, please contact us.