TMRS Highlights from the December 3rd Board Meeting

By: Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative The TMRS Board met on Thursday, December 3, at the TMRS building in Austin and was open to the public.  I was able to attend in person.  Some of the TMRS Board members were present at the meeting, while others participated via Zoom. TMRS Executive Director David Wescoe … Read more

TMRS Advisory Committee on Benefit Design September 16

The TMRS Advisory Committee on Benefit Design Meeting finally took place via Zoom on Wednesday, September 16. To refresh everyone: The Advisory Committee on Benefit Design is comprised of the following members and representing organizations: Paul Parker, Retiree (Individual Class Representative) Barry Sullivan, City Manager, City of Gainesville (Individual Class Representative) Julie Masters, Mayor, City … Read more

Texas State Infrastructure Bank

The Texas State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) is a low-cost revolving loan program within TxDOT that offers financial assistance in the form of at or below market rate loans to public or private entities authorized to construct, maintain or finance an eligible public highway project. Eligible projects must be eligible for assistance under existing federal highway … Read more

TMRS Highlights from June 25-26 Board Meeting

By Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative The TMRS Board met June 25-26. Due to the coronavirus, Thursday’s meeting was closed to the public but made available via webcast; Friday’s meeting was executive session only. The purpose of Friday’s meeting was to conduct executive director interviews to replace David Gavia, who retired. The TMRS Board … Read more

Texas Class: June 2020 Economic Review

The Reopening Forging ahead, the U.S. economy is attempting to regain traction with all 50 states reopened in some capacity after shelter-in-place orders were put forth in March. (Full Article)

TMRS Highlights from May 28 Board Meeting

By Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative Agenda Item #1 – Consider and Act on Consent Agenda and Receive Report on Private Market Investments TMRS staff member TJ Carlson gave the Board an overview of recent major transactions, buys, liquidations, and terminations The Investment Committee approved all items. This process represents the newly adopted process … Read more

Texas Economic Development Post COVID-19

Luis Núñez, Director of Economic Development at HdL Companies in Texas, has helped local governments of all sizes and throughout the United States plan for and weather disasters and financial setbacks. Read below as Luis shares his response to questions currently facing our communities. He shares his insight on opportunities, perspectives, and resources that will … Read more