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Upcoming Board Election

In May, Colorado PERA will hold an election for the following three seats on the Board of Trustees:

  • State Division—4-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed with a non-Higher Education employer in the State Division)
  • State Division—2-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed at an Institution of Higher Education)
  • School Division—4-year term (to be filled by an active member, currently employed in the School Division)
Meeting room with chairs, microphones, and "Colorado PERA" sign.
Photo courtesy of Colorado PERA

Ballots will be mailed in early May to active members in the State and School Divisions. Retired members will not be voting in this election since there is not a retiree seat up for election this year. 

The Board will announce the results of the election in June, and elected Trustees will begin their terms July 1. For more information, visit the Board of Trustees.

PERA Board Reappoints Trustee

On March 15, 2024, the PERA Board reappointed Amy Grant to the DPS Division seat. She was the sole candidate duly nominated and eligible to be elected to the seat, which means there will not be an election for the DPS Division seat in the May Board election. The new term for Grant will begin on July 1, 2024, and end on June 30, 2028.

New Board Vice Chair Elected; New Trustee Appointed

Taylor McLemore is the new Vice Chair of PERA’s Board of Trustees. The Board elected McLemore to the position at its January 19 meeting; his two-year term began in February. McLemore was appointed to the Board by Gov. Polis in 2021. The outgoing Board Vice Chair, Suzanne E. Kubec, retired from her position with the State Office of Risk Management within the Department of Personnel and Administration and left the PERA Board at the end of January.

To fill the vacant State Division seat as a result of Kubec’s retirement, the PERA Board appointed Ashley M. Smith, who was the runner-up in the last State Division election. She is the Director of Corporate Strategy and Development at Pinnacol Assurance and previously served on the Board in 2021. Smith’s term began February 1, 2024, and will end on July 1, 2025.