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 PENSION FUND STAFF

 

 Diana Russell, Plan Administrator

 Located in the HR Department, Room 226

 City Hall

 936 630 0555

 

 

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ELECTED FIREFIGHTER MEMBER OF THE

LUFKIN FIREMEN’S RELIEF and RETIREMENT FUND BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

 

As a trustee you will:

*   be elected for a three (calendar) year term. Your election is dependent upon a nomination by a participating member of the retirement system; and you receive a majority of the votes cast in the election, and at least 50 percent of all participating members of the retirement system voted in the election.

 

*    be considered an ‘elected’ volunteer because you have chosen to volunteer your time

*   diligently and honestly administer the affairs of the retirement system and fund and will not knowingly violate or willingly permit to be violated any provision of the Texas Local Fire Fighter’s Retirement Act (TLFFRA).

*    receive, handle, control, manage and disburse the fund for the retirement system; hear and determine all applications for retirement and claims for disability, either partial or total, and designate beneficiaries and participants as provided by the Texas Local Fire Fighters’ Retirement Act (TLFFRA).

*      attend the monthly Board meetings

*      know and understand the TLFFRA statues

*      have a working knowledge and understanding of  the Lufkin Firefighter’s Plan document and Investment Policy

*      understand Roberts Rules of Order , the adopted parliamentary authority under which the Board functions and conducts its meetings

*      become a certified trustee (CTT), which means you will attend educational training sponsored by TEXPERS, who offers the certification; and the TLFFRA education seminars.

*      adhere to the Board’s policies, such as the Travel, Ethics, and Election

*      follow and understand Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Chapter 551. Trustee must complete Open Meetings Act training not later than the 90th day after taking the oath of office.

*      be able to communicate to the participating members the Board’s activities and decisions.