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Taunton is one of 104 public employee contributory retirement systems in Massachusetts. The retirement plan serves over 1,430 city employees (excluding teachers) and over 850 retirees & survivors and is managed by a local retirement board consisting of five trustees.

The Taunton Retirement Board is responsible for maintaining approx. $290 million is pension assets for the City of Taunton's retirement system in compliance with Mass. General Laws Chapter 32. The Board's mission is to provide retirement benefits to plan participants and to safeguard the assets of the system. The retirement board is charged with the responsibility of prudently investing the pension assets to maximize the investment returns with the goal of becoming a fully funded system. The plan is a public employee contributory defined benefit plan first established in 1937.

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December 2017

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November 9, 2017

At an election held on November 2, 2017, Incumbent Police Officer Dennis Smith won re-election to the Taunton Retirement Board for a new 3-year term.  Smith easily outdistanced his only challenger, Firefighter Thomas Bernier, by almost 2 to 1.  The unofficial vote tally was 482 votes for Smith and 244 votes for Bernier.  It was Bernier’s third attempt to land a seat on the board.  Says Smith…”I am very humbled by the vote of confidence that the members and retirees have placed in me.  I want... Read Full Article