2023 MERS Annual Conference

MERS Retirement Board Election Results

  • Keith Van Beek from the City of Holland was re-elected as an officer member
  • Kirk Harrier from Otsego County Road Commission was elected as an officer (partial term) member
  • Kyle Lewis from Northville Township was re-elected as an employee member
  • Lisa Rauch from Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority was elected as an employee (partial term) member

Learn more about the MERS Retirement Board members.


General Sessions
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MERS Business Meeting All View Video
MERS Defined Benefit
Portfolio Investment Update
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MERS Impact Awards Ceremony All View Video


Breakout Sessions
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Investing In Your Retirement Journey Participants View Presentation
25 Retirement Preparation Do’s and Don’ts Participants View Presentation
Preparing to Retire with a MERS Defined Benefit Plan Participants View Presentation
MERS Defined Benefit Plan Basics Participants View Presentation
Social Security Overview Participants View Presentation
Understanding your MERS Defined Contribution Plan Participants View Presentation
Cybersecurity Threat Landscape – What’s New, What’s Coming All View Presentation
OPEB Case Study All View Presentation
MERS 101 Employers View Presentation
The 457: Not So Supplemental Anymore Employers View Presentation
Defined Benefit Funding, Financials and Your Annual Actuarial Valuation Employers View Presentation
Impacts of SECURE 2.0 on MERS Retirement Plans Employers View Presentation
Recruit, Retain & Retire Employers View Presentation
Benchmarking Your Retirement Plan Employers View Presentation

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