Every year, around this time, I’m always amazed by how quickly time has flown. This year, of course, was no different. In fact, it seems like time is going faster each and every year. Now that the kids are back in school, playoff baseball and football are quickly approaching, its that time of year where we begin ramping up for the LAGERS Annual Meeting.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend classes for my Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy. I did not have any expectations going in other than I heard from co-workers the four-day event was quite grueling. My co-workers were correct, but I consider myself fortunate to have attended, as I expanded my knowledge about a variety of topics within public pensions. I surprised myself that I found the governance class most appealing. Governance? Really? Yes, really. Surprise!
With Annual Meeting upon us, you may be wondering what all the ‘Board Election’ fuss is about. As Member and Employer Delegates arrive at the Meeting, they take on the task of learning and reporting back to their coworkers and employers the status and health of the LAGERS system. Perhaps of all a delegates’ jobs, however, none is more important than that of participating in the Board elections.