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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

TMRS Highlights from the December 5-6 Board Meeting

The TMRS Board Meeting scheduled for Friday, December 6, was canceled due to a lack of a quorum. However, many of the items on the agenda that were scheduled for Friday, December 6, were covered during the Thursday, December 5 meeting.   Gearing up for a new year, the TMRS Board approved the 2020 TMRS Operating … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the October 31 Board Meeting

The TMRS Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 31, ended up being an abbreviated meeting due to the illness of the Board Chair Bill Philibert, who was at the meeting not feeling well. Also, as a result, the scheduled meeting for Friday, November 1, was canceled. Things are in full swing to find a replacement … Read more

TMRS Highlights from September 26-27 Board Meeting

The TMRS Board Meeting was held in Austin, September 26-27. Agenda Item #1:  Receive presentations and consider and act on selection of search firm for executive director position The board spent nearly three hours on this item, indicating its importance.  The board wants to sustain the positive efforts that David Gavia has brought to the … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the August 22 Board Meeting

Summer has certainly not slowed things down when it comes to TMRS happenings. Since the last meeting in June, Jim Parrish has resigned from the TMRS Board and his position in the City of Plano to pursue other opportunities. As a result of Parrish’s resignation from the Board, two vacancies on internal committees needed to … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the June 2020-2021 Board Meeting

By now, many of you have probably heard that TMRS Executive Director David Gavia has announced his retirement, effective May 2020.  David will be missed as he has done a tremendous job during his tenure. One very exciting thing to report is that the TMRS bill (S.B. 1337), which was crafted by TMRS legal staff, … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the March 28-29 Board Meeting

Texas Municipal Retirement System Highlights: March Board Meeting Casey Srader, TMRS Advisory Board Representative As previously reported, for calendar year 2018, the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) total fund performance ended at -2.43%, net of fees.  Dismal investment returns in the last quarter of 2018, especially in December, negatively impacted the overall calendar year investments.  … Read more

TMRS Highlights from the February 14-15 Board Meeting

TMRS investment staff continue to pursue new investment opportunities in the areas of private equity, real return, and real estate for portfolio diversification as outlined in the TMRS Investment Policy.  TMRS staff discussed and reviewed current cash flows and cash levels.  TMRS cash needs to continue to evolve as the portfolio has been invested/diversified over … Read more