TMHRS Highlights from the June 24 Board Meeting

The TMRS Board met on Thursday, June 24th in Austin and this meeting was open to the public at the TMRS building.  I was able to attend in person.  The majority of the TMRS Board Members were present at the meeting while one Member participated via Zoom.   TMRS Executive Director David Wescoe gave a … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the May 27 Board Meeting

The TMRS Board met on Thursday, May 27, in Austin, and this meeting was open to the public at the TMRS building.  I was able to attend in person.  Some of the  members were present at the meeting while others participated via Zoom. TMRS Executive Director David Wescoe gave a report on some internal happenings, … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the March 25 Board Meeting

The TMRS Board met on Thursday, March 25, in Austin. This meeting was open to the public at the TMRS building.  I was able to attend in person.  Some of the TMRS Board members were present at the meeting, while other members participated via Zoom. TMRS Executive Director David Wescoe reported on some internal happenings, … Read more

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

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

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

Your Direct Contact at TMRS

Dear GFOAT Members, Due to these challenging times of COVID-19, TMRS is keeping you, your employees, and your community in our thoughts and prayers.  I’d like to remind you that you have a contact at TMRS – me.  I’m available to assist you and your employees with any TMRS questions and issues anytime. TMRS is … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the March 24 Board Meeting

By Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company (GRS) recommended crediting the Benefit Accumulation Fund (BAF) interest equal to approximately 15.42 percent, which will be credited based on the beginning of year market value BAF balance for each City. This will increase the initial Interest Reserve Account from 290 million to … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the February 13-14 Board Meeting

Article by Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative The TMRS board has two  new members in 2020 – Anali Alanis, assistant city manager of Pharr, and Juan Diego “Johnny” Huizar, city manager of Pleasanton. Anali replaces Jim Jeffers of Nacogdoches, who retired in January 2020. Johnny replaces Jim Parrish of Plano, who retired in 2019. … Read more