Boards, Auth. and Committees

Gwinnett County Public Employees Retirement System

The Gwinnett County Public Employees Retirement System was created by County Resolution on September 19, 2006.  It is governed by the Retirement Plans Management Committee (RPMC), the successor board of trustees to the ACCG DB Pension Board of Trustees, in accordance with the Gwinnett County Master Trust Agreement (also adopted September 19, 2006). The RPMC is assisted in its work by the Investment Committee and the Audit Committee. 

The Committee consists of seven (7) members whose terms are outlines below:

  • One (1) appointee of the Board of Commissioners
  • One (1) appointee of the County Administrator 
  • County Administrator Appointment – County Employee – General Representative
  • County Administrator Appointment – County Employee – Public Safety Representative
  • Ex-Officio Member – Chief Financial Officer
  • Ex-Officio Member – County Administrator
  • Ex-Officio Member – Director of Human Resources
Term
  • One (1) appointee of the Board of Commissioners (four-year term)
  • One (1) appointee of the County Administrator (three-year term)
  • County Administrator Appointment – County Employee – General Representative (two-year term)
  • County Administrator Appointment – County Employee – Public Safety Representative (two-year term)
Meetings

View Notices, Agendas, and Minutes

Generally, meetings are held once each calendar quarter on the fourth Thursday in February, May, August, and the third Thursday in November from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Conference Room C, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. For detailed information on meetings, please click the blue button above.

Qualifications
  • Appointees of the Board of Commissioners and County Administrator must be Gwinnett County citizens and knowledgeable of pension/financial matters
  • One employee representative shall represent public safety and shall be employed by either the Police, Fire, Corrections, or the Sheriff's Department
  • One employee representative shall represent the general employee population and be employed by a department other than one of the public safety departments listed above
  • The Ex-Officio members shall be the current incumbents in the positions of County Administrator, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Human Resources (including person filling such positions in an acting capacity)
Responsibilities / Powers

The RPMC is the governance body for the Gwinnett County Defined Benefit Pension Plan, the Defined Contribution Pension Plan, and the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. It is responsible for the safekeeping and investment of the assets of the defined benefit pension plan and maintenance of the plan documents and records concerning the operation of the trust.

  • Invest the assets of the Trust in accordance with Georgia Law, the terms of the Plan, and the Investment Policy
  • Appoint Investment Managers with delegated authority to manage Trust assets
  • Settle claims, debts, or damages due or owing to the Trust
  • Employ suitable agents, actuaries, accountants, investment advisors brokers and counsel, and to pay their reasonable expenses and compensation
Active Members
Appointed By Position Name Representing Term Expires
BoC Appointment Joe Heffron 12/31/2022
County Administrator Appointment Ashley Stinson County Employee-General Representative At the Pleasure of the County Administrator
County Administrator Appointment Fred Cephas County Employee-Public Safety Representative Incumbent
County Administrator Appointment Chairperson Jim Underwood At the Pleasure of the County Administrator
Ex-Officio Member Glenn Stephens County Administrator Incumbent
Ex-Officio Member Maria Woods Deputy County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Incumbent
Ex-Officio Member Adrienne McAllister Director of Human Resources Incumbent