General Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees

Boards and Commissions

Purpose: The Board of Trustees is vested with the general administration, management and responsibility for the proper operation of the retirement system and for making effective the provisions of the City of Pontiac Retirement System Ordinance.

Membership: There are eleven (11) members; the Mayor; a member of the City Council; Finance Director of the City; one PGH-Member Trustee; one Retiree-Trustee; 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; three (3) members of the retirement system, one active employee and two members who may be either active, retired or deferred.

Meeting Times: 10:00 a.m. at the Retirement Office, 2201 Auburn Rd.  Suite B, Auburn Hills, MI  48326. Click here for the updated 2017 Meeting Calendar.

The Board of Trustees of the City of Pontiac General Employees Retirement System will have a special meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to hear presentations from real estate fund managers
Click here to read the official notice
Job Posting
The General Employees Retirement System is seeking to hire an Executive Assistant. 
Click here to read the job specifications
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
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 (Member Trustee)

Kone' Bowman, Vice Chairman (Citizen Trustee)

Robert Giddings (Hospital Trustee)

Sheldon Albritton, Chairman (Citizen Trustee)

Jan Gaffney (Member Trustee)

Walter Moore (Member Trustee)

Nevrus Nazarko (Finance Director)

Jane Arndt, (Member Trustee)

Kevin Williams (Citizen Trustee)