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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. $325 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 9, 2019

Perseverance and the desire to serve the members of the Taunton Retirement System were definitely attributes that finally placed Fire Lieutenant Thomas “Tom” Bernier as an elected member to the Board.  After four attempts at running, Bernier topped the ticket in the recently held retirement board election on December 5, 2019.  With... Read Full Article