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 1/17 (since 6/06)
Term expires: January 31, 2025 
Richard Alt (Rich)
Trustee & Vice President
Elected by Retirees 12/18 (since 3/08)
Term expires: January 31, 2023 
Shaun Lewis
Substitute Trustee (Uniform)
Elected by Uniformed Employees 7/21 (since 7/21)
Term expires: January 31, 2023
Carl Newby
Substitute Trustee (Retirees)
Elected by Retirees
12/18 (since 2/19)
Term expires: January 31, 2023
Barbara Donnellan
Trustee
Appointed by County Board 2/18
Term expires: January 31, 2025
William Ross (Bill)
Trustee and Assistant Treasurer
Appointed by County Board
1/17 (since 1/17)
Term expires: January 31, 2025
Michelle Cowan
Trustee and 
Treasurer
Appointed by County Manager 12/18 (since 11/08)
Term expires: January 31, 2023
Emily Hughes
Substitute Trustee
Elected by General Employees
12/18 (since 2/19)
Term expires: January 31, 2025
Brian Lynch
Trustee (Uniform)
Elected by Uniformed Employees 11/18
Term expires: January 31, 2023
Michael-dharma Irwin
Trustee and Secretary
Elected by General Employees 9/17
Term expires: January 31, 2025

 

Retirement Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Agenda Minutes
Agenda Feb 2021
Agenda Dec 3 2020
Agenda Nov 2020
Agenda Oct 2020
Agenda Sep 2020
Agenda July 2020
Agenda June 2020 – Agenda
Agenda May 7 2020
Agenda Apr 2 2020
Agenda March 5
Agenda Feb 2020
Agenda Dec 5 2019
Agenda Nov 2019
Agenda Oct 2019
Agenda Sep 2019
Agenda July 2019
Agenda June 2019
Agenda May 2 2019
Agenda April 2019
Agenda March 2019
Agenda Feb 2019
Agenda December 2018
Agenda Nov 2018
Agenda October 2018
Agenda September 2018
Agenda July 2018
Agenda June 2018
Agenda May 2018
Agenda April 2018
Agenda March 2018
(PDF, 117KB)

(PDF, 117KB)Minutes February 2021 Final

Minutes December 2020 Final
Minutes November 2020 Final – Consent
Minutes October 2020 Final – Minutes
Minutes September 2020 Final
Minutes July 2020 Final Minute
Minutes June 2020 Final
Minutes May 2020 Final – Min
Minutes April 2020 Final – Minutes & Agenda
Minutes March 2020 Final
Minutes February 2020 Final
Minutes December 2019 Final
Minutes November 2019 Final
Minutes September 2019 Final
Minutes July 2019 Final
Minutes June 2019 Final
Minutes May 2019 Final
Minutes April 2019 Final
Minutes March 2019 FINAL
Minutes February 2019 Final
Minutes Jan Training 2019 Final
Minutes November 2018 Final

Minutes October 2018 Final
Minutes September 2018 Final
Minutes July 2018 FINAL

Minutes June 2018

Minutes May 2018
Minutes April 2018
Minutes March 2018
Minutes February 2018
Minutes January 2018