Retirement Board

A board of ten trustees administers the Arlington County Employees’ Retirement System as follows:

  • Three trustees appointed by the County Board,
  • One trustee appointed by the County Manager
  • One trustee and one substitute trustee elected by general employees,
  • One trustee and one substitute trustee elected by police officers, firefighters, and deputy sheriffs, and
  • One trustee and one substitute trustee elected by retired employees.

The three elected substitute trustees serve in the absence of their respective trustees. All trustees serve without compensation for a period of four years. Duties of the board include the management and oversight of the investment of system assets to fund retirement, disability, and death benefits for the active and retired members of the system. The board meets monthly , normally on the first Thursday of each month. Board meetings are open to all employees and members of the public.

Board Members

Jonathan C. Kinney (Jon)
Trustee & President

Appointed by County Board
Term start: 1/17 (since 6/06)
Term expires: January 31, 2025
Richard Alt (Rich)
Trustee & Vice President
Elected by Retirees
Term start: 12/18 (since 3/08)
Term expires: January 31, 2023

Michelle Cowan
Trustee and Treasurer

Appointed by County Manager
Term start: 12/18 (since 11/08)
Term expires: January 31, 2023

William Ross (Bill)
Trustee and Assistant Treasurer
Appointed by County Board 
Term start: 1/17 (since 1/17)
Term expires: January 31, 2025

Barbara Donnellan
Trustee
Appointed by County Board
Term start: 2/18
Term expires: January 31, 2025

Michael-dharma Irwin
Trustee and Secretary
Elected by General Employees
Term start: 9/17
Term expires: January 31, 2025

Brian Lynch
Trustee (Uniform)
Elected by Uniformed Employees
Term start: 11/18
Term expires: January 31, 2023
Shaun Lewis
Substitute Trustee (Uniform)
Elected by Uniformed Employees
Term start: 7/21
Term expires: January 31, 2023
Emily Hughes
Substitute Trustee (General)
Elected by General Employees
Term start: 12/18
Term expires: January 31, 2023

Carl Newby
Substitute Trustee (Retirees)
Elected by Retirees
Term start: 12/18
Term expires: January 31, 2023

 

 

Retirement Board Agendas and Meetings

2022

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