General Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees

Purpose: Their purpose is to administer and act on all matters concerning the General Employees Retirement System.

Membership: There are eleven (11) members; the Mayor, a member of the City Council, North Oakland Medical Center trustee; Finance Director of the City; three citizens appointed by the City Council who are electors and freeholders of the city and who are not eligible to receive benefits, referred to as citizen trustees; four (4) members of the retirement system, and one (1) retiree of the system appointed by the other members of the Board of Trustees.
Meeting Times: 1:30 p.m. in the Shrine Room, City Hall, 47450 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342.
Click here for the 2012 Board Meeting Calendar
Visit the new GERS website at
Visit this site to get up to date information
about the system including minutes, reports,
forms, ordinances, policies and requests for proposals
Click here for the 2016 Meeting Calendar
General Employees Retirement Board Minutes 
Click here to download minutes (2009 to 2014)
Click here to download minutes (2015 to present)
Term: Four (4) year or until successor is appointed or elected and deemed qualified.


Deirdre Waterman(Mayor)

Patrice Waterman (Appointed Council Trustee)

Billie Swazer (Elected Retiree Trustee)

Kone' Bowman, Vice Chairman (Citizen Trustee)

Robert Giddings (Hospital Trustee)

Sheldon Albritton, Chairman (Citizen Trustee)

Jan Gaffney (Elected Employee Trustee)

Walter Moore (Member Trustee)

Nevrus Nazarko (Finance Director)

Jane Arndt, (Elected Employee Trustee)

Kevin Williams (Citizen Trustee)