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PERA Turns 90

PERA at 90 logo

August 1 marked 90 years since Colorado PERA officially began operation. In 1931, the organization (then known as the State Employees’ Retirement Association) had 1,400 active members and $63,000 in assets.

Today, PERA manages $58 billion in assets on behalf of more than 630,000 members and beneficiaries. A lot has changed since 1931, but what’s remained the same is our continued commitment to providing retirement security to those who serve Colorado.

Memo announcing first organizational meeting

Memo announcing PERA's formation