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General Member Special Election Results

On September 26, 2019, VCERA received from the Ventura County Elections Division the certified results of the Board of Retirement’s General member special election held on September 17, 2019. The official canvass indicated that Jordan Paul Roberts, a Fire Dispatch Supervisor in the Fire Department, received a plurality of the 894 votes cast among ten candidates on the ballot. Mr. Roberts will serve the remainder of a three-year term on the Board that ends on December 31, 2021.


Non-Vested $27.50 Supplemental Benefit Resolutions

On March 17, 2003, the Board of Retirement adopted a resolution approving a supplemental, non-vested cash payment in the amount of $27.50 per month to all current and future retirees and their eligible beneficiaries who qualify for the supplemental, vested benefit of $108.44 per month. “Non-vested” means that the benefit is not a guaranteed, lifetime allowance.


2019 Annual Benefit Statements

VCERA’s 2019 annual benefit statements were mailed to all active VCERA members on April 2, 2019. If you have any questions about your statement, please contact VCERA at (805) 339-4250.

Chairman Wilson recognizes Chris Johnston at Board meeting

Farewell to Trustee Johnston

The Board of Retirement bid farewell to trustee Chris Johnston at its March 25, 2019 Business Meeting. A veteran of the Board for nearly 17 years, Mr. Johnson will soon retire after working for the Ventura County Fire Department for 38 years, most recently as a fire captain.


2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

The 2019 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for eligible retirees, beneficiaries and other payees with a retirement date of April 1, 2019 or earlier will be reflected in retirement benefit payments on April 30, 2019:


Form 1099-Rs Mailed on January 28, 2019

Form 1099-Rs reporting the 2018 retirement earnings of retirees and other VCERA payees were mailed on January 28, 2019. Members are encouraged to consult a qualified tax preparer with questions about their 2018 taxable income.


Notice to Members: Marital or Domestic Partner Separation

Your VCERA retirement benefit is considered a community property asset. Therefore, if you had a marital or domestic partner separation during your membership, your former spouse or partner may be entitled to a portion of your benefit. Please notify VCERA well in advance of submitting your Retirement Application Packet. Division of this asset must be resolved before VCERA can pay a retirement benefit or refund your contributions.