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Tacoma Employees' Retirement System

Applications Due May 27, 2022 for Resident Member Position 

on Tacoma Employees’ Retirement System Board 


The Tacoma Employees’ Retirement System (TERS) is seeking applications for the Resident Member position on the TERS Board. Applications are due May 27, 2022. This is a three-year volunteer position, with an opportunity to be reappointed, for a Tacoma resident who is not employed by the City of Tacoma. 

TERS Board members are responsible for maintaining the financial health of the system and high quality service to its participants. Board members are expected to carry out their duties with the highest degree of integrity, diligence and commitment. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at either 10 AM or 1 PM at the Tacoma Public Utilities building or in an online format.

The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering an equitable and anti-racist community and wants its committees, boards, and commissions to reflect Tacoma’s diversity. For these vacancies, Black and Indigenous community members, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, seniors, immigrants, and refugees are especially encouraged to apply.

The TERS Board member application form is available here. Questions, as well as requests to receive or send information in alternate formats, may be directed to Retirement Director Tim Allen at tallen@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 502-8200. 

Once notified, finalists should plan to be available for an interview with the TERS Board on June 9, 2022, between 1 and 3 PM.


About TERS


A defined benefit plan providing retirement benefits to City of Tacoma employees, TERS serves about 3,000 active members and 3,000 deferred and retired members. As of April 2022, TERS had approximately $2.1 billion in invested assets. Retirement benefits are funded by employer and member contributions, as well as investment earnings. Click here to learn more about TERS.


LEOFF 1 Police and Fire Pension and Disability Boards act as the local administrative bodies for the administration of RCW 41.26 for LEOFF 1 and for the prior pension acts. The Boards consider applications for benefits under RCW 41.26 in accordance with that statute and the Washington Administrative Code. Click here to learn more about LEOFF 1 Police and Fire Pension.


Retirement Department

Walk-up service for the TERS and LEOFF1 is not available at this time. Members in need of support can reach staff by email 
TERSretirement@cityoftacoma.org or phone at:

(253) 502-8200 TERS Members
(253) 502-8700 LEOFF1 Members 

Contact Information

Tacoma Public Utilities Building 
Ground Floor

3628 South 35th Street  
Tacoma, WA 98409


Phone: (253) 502-8200
Fax: (253) 502-8660

8 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday

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