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Dcember 19, 2018


All mail and correspondence should be sent to:

City of Fort Lauderdale
General Employees' Retirement System
316 NE 4th Street, Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Office: 954-828-5171
Toll Free: 888-269-4447
Fax: 954-828-5270

The first retiree newsletter/update was mailed out October 5, 2018. Within is an update on the status of cost-of-living adjustments and other important information.

The annual retirement seminar was held on September 28, 2018, the seminar materials are available for download linked as 2018 Retirement Seminar.

GERS is pleased to announce the results of the recent election for two positions on the Pension Board of Trustees. Marian Dollard was elected to the Pension Board and Lynn Wenguer was re-elected to the Pension Board. They will both serve as Trustees for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020.

Please join us in congratulating Marian and Lynn and wishing them much success!

Investment_Returns_2017_Fiscal_Year – we are very pleased to announce that the return of the investment portfolio of the System was a spectacular 15.1% net of fees for the 2017 fiscal year. Even more impressive is that this return ranked in the top 2% of the public pension fund universe. These returns serve to enhance the already very strong financial position of the Retirement System. A full report is available for download linked as 2017 FY Investment Report.

The Board welcomes:

Marian Dollard - employee elected Trustee joined the Board on January 1, 2018

Lynn Wenguer - employee elected Trustee joined the Board on January 1, 2016

Ron Cameron - reappointed by the City as Trustee on January 1, 2016

Nicholas Schiess engaged as Plan Administrator on April 26, 2016

The Board says goodbye to the following significant contributors:

William Long - former Trustee retired and departed the Board on departed on December 31, 2017

Mark Darmanin - former chairman and a very long serving member of the Board departed on December 31, 2016

Darlene Pfieffer and Julie Cameron - former City appointed Trustees departed on December 31, 2015

Robert Dunkel - former legal counsel for many years retired on November 11, 2016

David Desmond - former Plan Administrator retired October 1, 2015 after 15 years of dedicated service

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