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General Employees Retirement Board

Serve on the City’s General Employees’ Retirement Board

Are you interested in helping one of your city’s retirement plans remain well funded and continue to provide benefits to the city’s career service employees? GERP is a defined benefit public pension plan designed to provide lifetime monthly retirement benefits to eligible employees of the city of Aurora. The seven-member board of trustees meets 16 times a year at 8 a.m. to oversee investments, set policy and review the administration of GERP. Trustees are required to analyze data and make decisions on complex financial and legal issues. This is a 3-year commitment, volunteer position.

Click here for an application form.

Usually meets at the Aurora Corporate Plaza, 12100 E. Iliff Ave. #108 on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. For the most current information regarding meeting dates and times, click on the Boards & Commissions Calendar button.          



To administer the pension plan for the city of Aurora general employees,to manage and be responsible for its proper operation, and to supervise the investment of funds held in trust.


Three members must be employees, elected by city employees. Three members are appointed by City Council and must be registered voters and Aurora residents for at least one year prior to appointment. One member is selected by the other Board members and be an Aurora resident for at least one year prior to appointment.


Number of members: 7
Term: 3 years

Current Roster
  • Cliff Haight
  • David McConico - Chair
  • Michelle Reding
  • Sue Sandstrom - Vice Chair
  • Trevor Vaughn
  • Tom Tobiassen
  • Andrew Jamison
  • Ryan Lantz (Staff)    
  • Terri Velasquez (Staff)
  • Sheree Van Buren (Staff)
  • Hanosky Hernandez (Staff)


City Staff Liaisons

Steve Shanks, Pension Plan Administrator
[email protected]
Aaron D. Kahn, Benefit Administrator
[email protected]
Laura P. Steege, Administrative Coordinator
[email protected]

For further information, please visit the General Employees Retirement Plan website.
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