Pension Board


  • 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise specified
  • Second Wednesday in February, May, August, and November
  • 205 Lawrence Street NE
    City Hall Council Chamber
    Marietta, GA 30060

Upcoming Meetings

  • Regular Meeting: Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members (All voting members appointed by the City Council)

Position Term Information
William F. Bruton, Jr. (City Manager, Pension Approval Authority)
Post 1
January 2026
Joseph Goldstein (Council Member, Chairman of the Finance and Investments Committee)
Post 2
January 11, 2023
Cheryl Richardson (Council Member, Chairman of the Personnel and Insurance Committee)
Post 3
January 11, 2023
Rich Buss (General Employee Representative, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities)
Post 4
December 31, 2022
Patina Brown (General Employee Representative, Board Vice Chairman, Designated Pension Approval Authority, Deputy Director of Finance)
Post 5
December 31, 2022
Bruce Bishop (General Employee Representative, Deputy Director of IT)
Post 6
December 31, 2024
Keisha Register (General Employee Representative, Employment Manager) Post 7 December 31, 2024
Patrick Bonito, Jr. (Police Representative, Designated Pension Approval Authority, Police Lieutenant) Post 8  December 31, 2022
Bobby Moss (Fire Representative, Board Chairman, Designated Pension Approval Authority, Fire Commander)
Post 9
December 31, 2024
Marty Ferrell (Interim Police Chief, Votes in absence of Police Representative) Ex Officio January 2026
Tim Milligan (Fire Chief, Votes in absence of Fire Representative) Ex Officio January 2026
Davy Godfrey (Secretary, Director of HR and Risk Management, Non-voting) Ex Officio     Board appointed
Sam Lady (Treasurer, Director of Finance, Non-voting) Ex Officio
Board appointed

Pension Contacts


Pension Board Duties & Functions

  • Handle distribution of all reports to participants
  • Handle arbitration between the city and the participants in all matters regarding the plan
  • Handle any notices of eligibility, benefits, available options, and any other notices required by the plan, contract, or rules and regulations
  • Decide all questions and disputes on the interpretation and eligibility of persons for payment under any pension, retirement, and disability ordinance of the City of Marietta
  • Take any mandated education related to their position

Pension Board Powers

  • Recommend to the council the awarding of contract(s) for actuarial and investment management and other administrative services as needed
  • Adopt rules and regulations providing procedures for the granting of pension, retirement, and disability benefits and to approve payments for such persons entitled to payment
  • Adopt investment programs and procedures for funds held by any investment manager
  • Adopt all documents issued by the board
  • Review and recommend changes in the pension, retirement, and disability program
  • When requested by the city manager, to advise the city manager on all pension, retirement, or disability payment matters
  • To do all other things necessary and proper to carry out the duties required of it is as the pension board of the City of Marietta

Helpful Resources

Contact Information

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 History of the City of Marietta Pension Board

Date  Retirement Plan Actions
March 13, 1957 Policemen and Firemen Pension Fund Five members: Council member chair of police committee, Council member chair of fire committee, one fire employee, one police employee, fifth member elected by the other four who is a resident landowner and registered voter of the City of Marietta
August 13, 1966 Pension Plan #1 for General Employees Three members: City Manager, Director of Public Works, and Electrical Engineer
August 13, 1966 Pension Plan #2 for Policemen and Firemen Three members: City Manager, Fire Chief, and Police Chief
November 1, 1973 JMERS Retirement Plan Eight members: Two appointed Council members, City Attorney or other attorney appointed by Council, City Manager, two Class I employees elected by those participants (permanent policemen and firemen), two Class II employees elected by those participants (all other full-time employees)

December 12, 1973 JMERS Retirement Plan Specified that the two Class I employees are composed of one member from the Police Department and one member from the Fire Department
February 13, 1980 JMERS Retirement Plan Removed voting privileges for City Attorney
December 30, 1980 Aetna Retirement Plan Nine members: City Manager or his designee, two Council Members, four General Employee Representatives, Police Department Representative, Fire Department Representative, Fire Chief and Police Chief are ex officio members and vote in the absence of the department representative (note: Pension Committee redesignated as Pension Board)

June 8, 2016 Consolidated Retirement Plan  Designated the Council members on the Board as the chairs of the Personnel and Insurance Committee and Finance and Investments Committee